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Program Requirements

With the exceptions of the core requirements and meeting the 120-hour UC requirement, specific courses vary each semester. History is a fairly flexible major and taking some courses outside the major is encouraged.

The History major requires a total of 39 hours of coursework — 24 hours of core requirements and 15 elective hours. Beyond these requirements, the major requires that students take a minimum of 81 hours outside the program to satisfy the 120 hour requirement for graduation. Students must also, when constructing their plan of study, meet all of the Liberal Learning Outcomes required for graduation by the University of Charleston.

Core Requirements

Course Title Credits
HIST 211 World Cultures I 3
HIST 212 World Cultures II 3
HIST 251 Foundations of the American Republic 3
HIST 252 Contemporary America 3
HIST 300 or
SSCI 221
Methods and Historiography or
Information and Research Strategies
3
HIST 400 Senior Thesis 3
GEOG 303 World Geography 3
MATH 116 Survey of Mathematics 3
HIST Electives (200/300 level HIST courses) 15

Additional Requirements

Each graduating major in the program must complete and pass a Comprehensive Examination or take either the GRE or the LSAT.

Students must meet all Liberal Learning Outcomes required for graduation by the University of Charleston.