History, B.A.

Requirements for a Major in History

Thirty-six semester hours, nine of which must be at the 4000-level, including the following:
Required Courses
HIS 1305World History to 15003
HIS 1307World History since 15003
HIS 1365United States History to 18773
HIS 1366United States History since 18773
HIS 2395History Workshop3
Six semester hours from each of the following subgroups:18
Three semester hours of HIS courses3
Additional Requirements
Students completing World Cultures I, II, III, and IV in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core receive credit toward the major by petition. 2
A grade of “C” or better must be earned in HIS courses used for the major. 3
Total Hours36

Excluding HIS 1300 The United States in Global Perspective


For HIS 1305 World History to 1500 and HIS 1307 World History since 1500


HIS 1300 The United States in Global Perspective does not calculate into the major grade point average.

The department strongly recommends that all history majors take a fourth semester language course, as well as electives in other humanities and social science fields.