Bachelor of Arts with a Major in History with Grades 7-12 Certification (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.


[University Core Curriculum]
Select 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the "Requirements for Graduation"42
Life & Physical Science Lab
Select 1 SCH compatible with a Life & Physical Science course1
Foreign Language/Study Abroad
Select 6 SCH in foreign language coursework (not credit by exam). Students may take 6 SCH in Spanish at the level determined by the Spanish Placement Exam or by satisfying required pre-requisites. Students may take 6 SCH of another foreign language at the introductory level or above. 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
HIST 2321Eastern Civilizations3
HIST 2322Western Civilization3
HIST 3302History of Texas3
HIST 3303Historical Methods-WIN3
HIST 4310Historical Perspectives-WIN3
International History
Select 9 SCH from the following:9
Colonial Latin America
Modern Latin America
Central America & Caribbean
World Cultural History
World Historical Biography
World History and Film
World Intellectual 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
Greek History
Roman History
The Middle Ages
Renaissance & Reformation Euro
European Age of Enlightenment
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. Historical Biography
U.S. History and Film
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
United States, 1865-1914
United States, 1914-1945
United States Since 1945
Environmental History of US
Seminar in US History
Select 3 SCH GEOG at the 3000-4000 level3
Support Area
EDRD 3320Content Reading3
Professional Education Core
EDCI 1102Intro to Teaching Profession1
EDCI 2224Cultural Foundations of Ed2
EDCI 3200Survey of Content Know & Exper2
EDCI 3301Assessment for Instruc Design3
EDCI 3302Teaching Eng Lang Learners3
EDCI 3315Impl Eff Inst Strat Div Lrnrs3
EDCI 4310Engaging Learners3
EDCI 4693Clinical Teaching6
EDSE 4350Inc Pract Ch&Yth W/Disablts3
General Electives
Select 6 SCH6
Total Semester Credit Hours120

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, meeting all course prerequisites, and writing intensive course (WIN) requirements for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate online.

Plan of Study Grid
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
HIST 1301 The US to 1877 3
UNIV 1201 Learn a Global Context I 2
MATH Core Course 3
Foreign Language/Study Abroad 3
Creative Arts 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
HIST 1302 The US Since 1877 3
EDCI 1102 Intro to Teaching Profession 1
UNIV 1302 Signature Course 3
Foreign Language/Study Abroad 3
General Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
HIST 2321 Eastern Civilizations 3
EDCI 2224 Cultural Foundations of Ed 2
PSCI 2305 American National Government 3
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth&Development 3
Life & Physical Science 3
Life & Physical Science Lab 1
Language, Philosophy & Culture 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
HIST 2322 Western Civilization 3
EDCI 3200 Survey of Content Know & Exper 2
PSCI 2306 American State Government 3
Life & Physical Science 3
Life & Physical Science Lab 1
General Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
EDCI 3301 Assessment for Instruc Design 3
EDCI 3302 Teaching Eng Lang Learners 3
HIST 3302 History of Texas 3
HIST 3303 Historical Methods-WIN 3
HIST - International Hist Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
EDRD 3320 Content Reading 3
HIST 4310 Historical Perspectives-WIN 3
HIST - International Hist Elective 3
HIST - U.S. History Elec 3
HIST - U.S. History Elec 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
EDCI 3315 Impl Eff Inst Strat Div Lrnrs 3
EDCI 4310 Engaging Learners 3
GEOG - Adv Geography 3
HIST - U.S. History Elec 3
HIST - International Hist Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
EDCI 4693 Clinical Teaching 6
EDSE 4350 Inc Pract Ch&Yth W/Disablts 3
 Semester Credit Hours9
 Total Semester Credit Hours120

Students must apply for admission to the College of Education while enrolled in EDCI 3200.  Students are admitted to student teaching only after passing the certification exam to teach secondary history.

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

Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.