Bachelor of Arts with a Major in History (BA)

Hours Required

A minimum of 120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the "Requirements for Graduation" section of this catalog.

Requirements

University Core Curriculum
Select 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the "Requirements for Graduation." History majors must choose GEOG 1303 as their Social Behavioral Science Elective42
Math Elective
Select 3 SCH from any math course above the level of College Algebra3
Life & Physical Science Lab
Select 1 SCH compatible with a Life & Physical Science course1
Foreign Language
Select 6 SCH in course work (not credit by exam) above the university’s foreign language graduation requirement. Thus, students who meet the university’s foreign language graduation requirement by earning 6 hours of credit by exam, may take 6 SCH in the same language but at the intermediate level or above, or they may take 6 SCH of another foreign language at the introductory level. This requirement may also be met by earning 6 SCH in any subject while participating in a TAMIU-approved Study Abroad program while living for at least 4 weeks in another country. 6
Major
HIST 2321Eastern Civilization3
HIST 2322Western Civilization3
HIST 3302History of Texas3
HIST 3303Historical Methods-WIN3
HIST 4310Historical Perspectives3
International HIST
Select 9 SCH from the following:9
Colonial Latin America
Modern Latin America
Mexico
Central America & Caribbean
World Cultural History
Sport and US History
World Immigration History
Islamic Civil 600-1400 CE
Contemporary Islamic World
History of Africa to 1880
History of Africa Since 1880
Contemporary South Asia
Borders & Identities in India
Pre-Modern Europe
Renaissance & Reform Europe
Early Modern Europe: 1600-1789
19th Century Europe
Modern Europe: 1914-1990
Women in the Developing World
Seminar in World History
Seminar in European History
Sem. in Latin American History
Seminar in Eastern History
US History
Select 9 SCH from the following:9
Military History of the US
U.S. Cultural History
U.S. Women's History
History of US Workers
U.S. Southern History
Intellectual History of the US
Sport and US History
Mexican American History
U.S. Immigration History
Colonial America: Dis-1763
Am Rev/Early Nat Era 1763-1815
Age of Jackson to Civil War
North American Borderlands
Building Modern Am, 1865-1914
U.S. Rise to Wrld Pwr:1914-45
United States Since 1945
Seminar in US History
Minor
Select a minimum of 18 SCH from one discipline at least twelve of which must be at the 3000-4000 level. See Appendix C. Instead of a minor, students may complete 18 SCH of electives, 12 SCH of which must be at the 3000-4000 level, from any discipline, except the major field, outside the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.18
General Elective
Select 17 SCH at the 3000-4000 level. Students who do not elect to have a minor curriculum may use up to 9 hours of the resulting general electives in their major curriculum17
Total Semester Credit Hours120
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BA/MA Option: See Combined BA/MA Programs in this section

Following is a suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their advisor each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment; responsible for reviewing the Program of Study Requirements; responsible for meeting all course prerequisites; and must meet foreign language and writing intensive course requirements for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate online.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
HIST 1301 The US to 1877 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
UNIV 1101 Learn a Global Context I 1
Foreign Language/Study Abroad 3
Creative Arts 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
GEOG 1303 General World Geography 3
HIST 1302 The US Since 1877 3
MATH - Math Elective 3
UNIV 1402 Signature Course 4
 Semester Credit Hours16
Sophomore
Fall
HIST 2321 Eastern Civilization 3
PSCI 2305 American National Government 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture 3
Life & Physical Science 3
Life & Physical Science Lab 1
Minor/General Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
HIST 2322 Western Civilization 3
PSCI 2306 American State Government 3
Foreign Language/Study Abroad 3
Life & Physical Science 3
Life & Physical Science Lab 1
Advanced General Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Junior
Fall
HIST 3302 History of Texas 3
HIST 3303 Historical Methods-WIN 3
HIST - U.S. History Elec 3
Minor/General Elective 3
Adv Minor/General Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
HIST - U.S. History Elec 3
HIST - International Hist Elective 3
Adv General Elective 3
Adv General Elective 3
Adv Minor/General Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Senior
Fall
HIST - International U.S. Hist Elective 3
HIST - International U.S. Hist Elective 3
HIST - U.S. History Elec 3
Adv Minor/General Elective 3
Advanced General Elec 2
 Semester Credit Hours14
Spring
HIST 4310 Historical Perspectives 3
Adv Minor/General Elective 3
Advanced General Elective 3
Advanced General Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Semester Credit Hours120
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Students who do not elect to have a minor curriculum may use up to 9 hours of their available electives in additional courses in their major curriculum.

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.

Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.