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 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.

Requirements for Major with Elementary or Secondary Education Certification

  • Eight units in history, including the following: two units from European history, two units from United States history, two units from Asian, Latin American and/or African history.
  • The units in United States history must include at least one course on America before 1877, at least one course on America after 1877 and one unit at the 200-level or higher. (Note: The following courses satisfy the pre-1877 requirement: 121, 131, 242, 331, and 333, while 132, 237, 243, 340, 377, 378 and 398 satisfy the post-1877 requirement)
  • A minimum of one unit numbered 370 or higher (excluding 388, 389, 391, 392).
  • No more than three 100-level units may be counted toward the major.
  • Completion of all other requirements for teacher certification.

Requirements for Minor with Secondary Education Certification

  • Five units in history, including two units from United States history and three units from European, Asian, Latin American and/or African history, at least one but no more than two of which must be from European history. No more than three 100-level units may be counted toward the minor.
  • Completion of all other requirements for teacher certification.