Majors and Minors

Requirements for Major

  • A minimum of eight units in history, including three units from European and United States history (with at least one course in each field) and three units from African, Asian, and Latin American history (with courses taken in at least two fields).
  • A minimum of one unit selected from courses numbered 370 to 402 (excluding 388, 389, 391, 392).
  • All history courses must be taken for a numerical grade, except those offered only on a credit/no credit basis.
  • No more than three 100-level units may be counted toward the major.
  • No more than one unit of 391, 392 may be counted toward a major. Departmental approval is required.

Note: 300-level courses are open to sophomores, juniors and seniors.

Requirements for Minor

  • Five units in history, in at least three geographical fields.
  • All courses must be taken for a numerical grade, except those offered only on a credit/no credit basis.
  • No more than three 100-level units may be counted toward the minor.

Requirements for Major with Elementary or Secondary Education Certification

  • Nine units in history, including: 102, 111, 131, 132, 217, 300, and 382 or another course numbered History 370 or above with prior approval of the History Department chair, and two elective history courses at the 200-level or higher (one of which must be in United States history).
  • Completion of all other requirements for teacher certification.

Requirements for Minor with Secondary Education Certification

  • Six units in history, including 102, 111, 131, 132, 217, and 300.
  • Completion of all other requirements for teacher certification.

Requirements for Social Studies Major with Elementary or Secondary Education Certification

Students interested in pursuing elementary or secondary education certification in social studies may choose to major in social studies. he detailed requirements for the major with elementary certification and secondary certification are provided in this catalog or are available from the Education Department.