2020-2021 Academic Catalog

B.A. in History

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Program Description

The Bachelor of Arts in History degree develops students' historical knowledge and critical thinking skills. 

Delivery Mode

Traditional (on campus)

Curriculum

The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.


Course Credits
Freshman Year  
First Semester 16
ENG 101  English Composition I 3
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar 1
History Survey Courses 6
General Education Courses 6
   
Second Semester 15
ENG 102  English Composition II 3
History Survey Courses 6
General Education Courses 6
   
Sophomore Year  
Third Semester 15
HIS 295  The Craft of History 3
History Elective
3
General Education Courses
9
   
Fourth Semester 15
History Elective 3
General Education Courses 9
Minor OR Free Elective Course 3
   
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester 15
History Electives 6
General Education Course 3
Minor OR Elective Courses 6
   
Sixth Semester 15
History Elective
3
Minor OR Elective Courses 
12
   
Senior Year  
Seventh Semester 15
HIS 491  Readings in History 3
History Elective 3
Minor OR Free Elective Courses 9
   
Eighth Semester 15
HIS 495  Seminar in History 3
Minor OR Free Elective Courses 12
Total 120

Program Notes

Minimum GPA 2.0, Minimum Credits 120

Program Requirements

Required Major Courses

  • HIS 295  Craft of History
  • HIS 491 Readings in History 
  • HIS 495  Seminar in History

History Survey Courses

  • Pick two from: HIS 101, 104, 111
  • Pick two from: HIS 102, 106, 112

Non-western History Courses

  • Pick two from: HIS 309, 310, 317, 323, 324, 345, 352, 353, 366, 367, 370, 410, 425, 430; POS 322,325, 326

History Electives

  • Pick five (at least three at the 300-400 level)

Free Electives

  • 37-38 credits, with at least 20 credits at the 300-400 level

Program Webpage

https://www.calu.edu/academics/undergraduate/bachelors/history/index.aspx