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.
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.
|Code||Title||Semester Credit Hours|
|HIST 101||Western Civilization to 1660||3|
|HIST 102||Western Civilization Since 1660||3|
|HIST 105||History of the United States||3|
|HIST 106||History of the United States||3|
|HIST 280||The Historian’s Craft 1||3|
|HIST 481||Seminar in History 1||3|
|History elective 2||15|
|College and University Requirements|
|ENGL 104||Composition and Rhetoric||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Writing about Literature|
|Technical and Business Writing|
|Communication for Technical Professions|
|Argumentation and Debate|
|Literature in English||6|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Introduction to Logic|
|Symbolic Logic II|
|Life and physical sciences||9|
|Language, philosophy and culture||3|
|Language, philosophy and culture or creative arts||3|
|Social and behavioral science||6|
|POLS 206||American National Government||3|
|POLS 207||State and Local Government||3|
|International and cultural diversity 3|
|General electives (including minor) 4||25|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||120|
At least 12 hours at the 300- and 400-level. At least 3 hours of pre-modern history and at least 3 hours from three of the five lists (United States; Europe; Latin America and Caribbean; Africa, Asia and the Middle East; Thematic).
Course may also be used to satisfy other requirements.
Students may use an additional 12 hours of HIST 300-499 for this requirement.
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.