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2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FYG - History, BA

History, BA

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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 (3 Hours)

Students are required to demonstrate intermediate-level proficiency in a language other than English. Intermediate-level proficiency is demonstrated by successful completion of a 4th-semester language course in one of the following:

Note: Beginning language course I & II or beginning combination language course and intermediate language course I are prerequisites for *intermediate level II course. Placement tests are designed for placement purposes only and a score on this test alone is not sufficient to demonstrate intermediate-level proficiency.

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 discipline, 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.

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 15 semester hours from the 2000 level may be used to fulfill History Core Requirements (HIS 2800 , Regional History Requirements, History Electives). 1000 level HIS courses are not permitted to count towards History Major requirements. 

Writing in the Discipline (3 Hours)

Regional History Requirements (12 Hours)

Choose 3 hours from each of these four areas:

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

History Elective Courses (18 Hours)

Choose 18 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

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 (16-25 Hours)

Taken to total 120 hours for the degree

Total Required (120 Hours)

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