Four-Year Degree Plan for Major in History

Note that this is a sample four-year plan. There are other course sequences that will allow a student to graduate within four years. This sample plan does not guarantee course availability, and adjustments to students’ plans may be necessary. Students who are placed into lower level FYW, MAT or other prerequisite courses will need to adjust their four-year plans accordingly. Similarly, students who bring in Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment or transfer credit for courses will need to adjust their four-year plans. A minimum of a 2.0 GPA both overall and in the major is required for graduation. In addition to major requirements, all components of the Baccalaureate Experience must be completed in order to successfully graduate.

Degree Requirements

First (Freshman) Year - Fall Semester

Humanities/Fine Arts (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Humanities/Fine Arts (Bacc. Exp.)

4

FYW 101Writing and Inquiry

4

HIS 100 levelHistory course

4

or

HIS 200 levelHistory course

4

GTW 101Gateways

1

or

HON 101Pathways to Honors 1

1

Total Credit Hours:17

Humanities/Fine Arts: IG, foreign language recommended

Humanities/Fine Arts: A, elective within a different discipline

First (Freshman) Year - Spring Semester

HIS 100 levelHistory course

4

or

HIS 200 levelHistory course

4

and

MAT 155Finite Mathematics for Liberal Arts

4

or

MAT 160College Algebra

4

and

Humanities/Fine Arts (Bacc. Exp.)

4

FYW 102Writing & Research

4

GTW 102Gateways II

1

or

HON 102Pathways to Honors 2

1

Total Credit Hours:17

Humanities/Fine Arts: IG

Second (Sophomore) Year - Fall Semester

HIS 100 levelHistory course

4

or

HIS 200 levelHistory course

4

and

Natural Science (Bacc. Exp.)

3

Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

General Elective

4

Total Credit Hours:15

Social Science: non-history

Second (Sophomore) Year - Spring Semester

HIS History elective

4

Natural Science (Bacc. Exp.)

3

Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

General Elective

4

Total Credit Hours:15

(Note: By the end of this semester, the student should have completed at least one U.S. history course, one non-U.S. history course, one “NW” course and one “W” course.)

Third (Junior) Year - Fall Semester

HIS 300 levelHistory course

4

or

HIS 400 levelHistory course

4

and

Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

General Elective

4

General Elective

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Social Science: non-history

General elective: foreign language recommended

Third (Junior) Year - Spring Semester

HIS 300 levelHistory course

4

or

HIS 400 levelHistory course

4

and

HIS History elective

4

General Elective

4

General Elective

4

Total Credit Hours:16

General elective: foreign language recommended

Fourth (Senior) Year - Fall Semester

HIS 300 levelHistory course

4

or

HIS 400 levelHistory course

4

and

HIS History elective

4

General Elective

4

General Elective

4

Total Credit Hours:16

General elective: foreign language recommended

(Note: By the end of this semester, the student should have completed at least four U.S. history courses, four non-U.S. history courses, one “IG” course, one “NW” course and an additional “IG” or “NW” course.)

Fourth (Senior) Year - Spring Semester

HIS 300 levelHistory course

4

or

HIS 400 levelHistory course

4

and

General Elective

4

General Elective

4

Total Credit Hours:12

Total Credit Hours: 124