Registrar’s Office

1020 HST

Students seeking a History Teaching Major are strongly urged to have an academic advisor who is a tenured or tenure-track faculty member of the History Department.

Thirty-six credits which must include:

  1. One 300-level United States history course chosen from: HST-323, 325, 326, 327, or another American history course pre-approved by the department.

  2. One 300-level European history course chosen from: HST-300, 330, 331, 332, 333, or another European history course pre-approved by the department.

  3. One 300-level African or Asian history course chosen from: HST-353, 360, or another history course pre-approved by the department.

  4. One 400-level seminar (not an independent study).

  5. HST-100, 101, 104, 105, and 206.

  6. The following cognate courses, unless a student is taking one or more of the following as part of another major or minor: ECN-111, GGR-101, GGR-102, and POL-101.

  7. All 36 credits that count toward the teaching major must be taken for a letter grade. History courses may be taken for S/F credit but only above and beyond the 36 credits taken for letter grade for the major.

  8. Successful completion in the student’s senior year of the comprehensive examination administered by the department.

  9. Honors candidates must have a minimum 3.3 overall GPA and 3.5 in the History Department, complete a one-credit advanced bibliography course, submit an honors thesis, and where possible present the thesis in an external forum.