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2015-2016 Catalog 
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History, B.A.

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In addition to adhering to General Education  and School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts Requirements , the History major requires 64 units. Courses in the major must be taken for a letter grade and may not be taken on a pass/no pass basis unless the course is only offered on a pass/no pass basis. Students must complete all major course prerequisites with a C-or better.

Lower Division Major Requirements [24 Units]

Upper Division Major Requirements [32 Units]

At least six additional Upper Division courses in History [24 Units]

Consult a SSHA Advisor or the SSHA Advising website ( or MyAudit for approved courses. Of the 24 units, 20 units are specified from the following five areas:

Research Intensive [4 units]

At least one upper division “R” course, which must be taken before taking HIST 191 . Such as:

Breadth Requirements [8 Units]

Consult a SSHA Advisor or the SSHA Advising website ( or MyAudit for approved courses.

  • Two non-History courses (lower or upper division) from other disciplines relevant to history.

Transfer Students

Transfer students who wish to major in History should complete the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) at their community college. Transfer students may not be admitted to the History major without specific major preparation. Please contact the Office of Admissions for current information.

History Honors Program

UCM History majors may petition to join the Honors Program, which will have additional requirements beyond the standard History major. Undergraduate majors who are accepted and successfully complete the Honors Program will receive a notation to that effect upon their diploma at graduation.

To be eligible for the Honors Program, a History major must achieve a minimum overall GPA of 3.3, a minimum GPA of 3.5 in the major and a minimum grade of A- in the major induction course, HIST 100: The Historian’s Craft . Applications from qualified students will be considered by the History Honors Committee (composed of Academic Senate faculty in History). Please contact SSHA Advising for more information.

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