History - BA

In fulfilling the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, students must meet the general degree requirements of the College of Liberal Arts and the special requirements listed in the college section.

Teacher Certification

Students wishing to meet certification requirements to teach history or social studies in the secondary schools of Texas should contact the College of Education and Human Development for more complete information about the certification options available at Texas A&M University. To be eligible for these options, students must also consult with, and have approval of, their field advisor in the Department of History.

History Requirements
HIST 101Western Civilization to 16603
HIST 102Western Civilization Since 16603
HIST 105History of the United States3
HIST 106History of the United States3
HIST 280The Historian’s Craft 13
HIST 481Seminar in History 13
History elective 215
College and University Requirements
ENGL 104Composition and Rhetoric3
Select one of the following:3
Writing about Literature
Technical and Business Writing
Public Speaking
Communication for Technical Professions
Argumentation and Debate
Literature in English6
Foreign language14
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Logic
Symbolic Logic
Symbolic Logic II
Life and physical sciences9
Language, philosophy and culture3
Creative arts3
Language, philosophy and culture or creative arts3
Social and behavioral science6
POLS 206American National Government3
POLS 207State and Local Government3
International and cultural diversity 3
General electives (including minor) 425
Total Semester Credit Hours120

Students should plan a program of study in consultation with one of the department’s undergraduate advisors.

A minimum of 33 hours in history may be applied to the degree. Students must take not less than 15 credit hours at upper level for history residency requirement. A grade of C or higher is required for a course to be counted in the major field. A student must complete not less than 18 hours of coursework in history at Texas A&M University.

Minor Field of Study

All history majors are encouraged to select a minor field of study from departments or divisions within or outside of the College of Liberal Arts or in a particular area of interest (as in the case of interdisciplinary minors or career opportunity minors). The minor will consist of a minimum of 15 hours of coursework, as defined by the minor department. A grade of C or higher is required for a course to be counted in the minor field. Interdisciplinary minors such as Women’s and Gender Studies, Africana Studies, Classical Studies, Religious Studies, Film Studies, Latina/o and Mexican American Studies, and Business have specific requirements; students should consult undergraduate advisors in these areas of study. A second major may substitute for the minor. Courses used to meet the minor requirements may not be used in the major. See also the statement on “Minor Field of Study” under the general requirements of the College of Liberal Arts.