Apr 01, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History, BA

Program Code: 254A
CIP Code: 54.0101

General Education Requirements (44 Hours)

Some general education requirements may be double-counted in the major. Please see your advisor for information.

Language Requirements (6-12 Hours)

Completion of 6 semester hours at the *intermediate level or higher

Note: Language courses 1010 & 1020 or 1030 are prerequisites for *intermediate level courses.

Language courses 1050 or 1060 may be used in General Education Liberal Studies Experience.

Major Requirements (36 Hours)

2.0 major GPA is required for graduation. Major GPA calculation will include all courses taken in the major department, plus any other courses under Major Requirements. Minimum of 18 semester hours of courses taken to fulfill major requirements must be courses offered by Appalachian. No more than 46 semester hours of History courses may be counted toward the BA Degree.

At least 3 hours 2000 level HIS is required prior to taking a 3000 level HIS course; at least 3 hours 3000 level HIS course is required prior to taking a 4000 level HIS course. No more than l5 semester hours from the 2000 level, which includes HIS 2800 , may be included to fulfill Area III requirements.

Writing in the Discipline (3 Hours)

Regional History Requirements (18 Hours)

Choose 6 hours from each of these three areas:

  • European History
  • United States History
  • Non-western History [Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East]

History Elective Courses (12 Hours)

Choose 12 hours HIS electives in keeping with requirements in italics above.

Senior Level Capstone (3 Hours) - Choose One

Only 3 hours of HIS 4100  can count in the major


The BA in History may not count more than 46 semester hours in history above the core curriculum history requirement toward graduation requirements.

Minor Required (12-21 Hours)

Minimum of 9 semester hours of courses taken to fulfill minor requirements must be courses offered by Appalachian. History majors earning the BA degree should consider a minor that complements their academic or professional program.

Electives (15-24 Hours)

Taken to total 122 hours for the degree

  • 2 semester hours of free electives must be outside the major discipline.

Total Required (122 Hours)