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    Jeremy Varon (spring 2024)
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    Amanda Bellows

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  • This page outlines requirements for the degree in History (BA History). Students can also study this subject as a minor.

    Requirements for the BA in History

    Only specific courses satisfy the major requirements, including electives. Courses should be chosen carefully, in consultation with the Departmental Faculty Advisor and your Student Success advisor. See the university course catalog for fall 2024 History courses that fulfill these requirements. Learn more and track your progress in the Detailed Degree Requirements section and History Requirements Worksheet below.

    Introductory courses:

    • 2 2000-level History courses (6–8 credits)
    • 1 Foundation course (3–4 credits)

    Other required courses:

    • 7 History electives (5 must be 3000 level; at least 1 must be 4000 level) (21–28 credits)

    Senior Capstone:

    • LHIS 4900 Senior Thesis Seminar (4 credits)
    • LHIS 4990 Independent Senior Project (4 credits)

    Total credits: 38-48

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