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History Major (B.A.)

Please see the College of Arts and Sciences  for college-level requirements.


History Major Requirements

The history major requirement for the B.A. degree consists of a minimum of 56 hours. This total includes:


Eight hours from either of the following series:

(courses selected must be “adjacent,” e.g., 103 and 102, or 122 and either 121 or 123)


32 hours at the 300–400 level, including:


Select ONE of the following areas and complete three courses (12 hours):

  • ALSO, complete four additional courses (16 hours) by choosing TWO courses from EACH of the remaining areas.

Europe: Must include one course on material predominantly before 1500, one from 1500-1800, and one after 1800.

Non-Western (Latin America, Middle East, Africa, Asia): Must include one course on material predominantly before 1800, one from the 19th century, and one from the 20th century.

North America (Canada, United States): Must include one course before 1800, one from the 19th century, and one from the 20th century.


Notes:

With the help of your advisor, you will need to develop a coherent plan of study. The emphasis will be to select courses that interrelate within a particular area. Your advisor will be critical to your success in choosing an appropriate plan of study.

Students with GPAs of 3.0 and above will be informed about internship opportunities or encouraged to write a senior honors thesis.


For more information contact:

Deborah R. Marinski,
Director/Assistant Professor of History and student advisor
Office: Dingus Technology Center 227
Phone: (740) 533-4637
marinski@ohio.edu