Jan 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

History, B.A.

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum  for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

General Requirements (Core Areas A - E) Credit Hours: 42

Additional Requirements Credit Hours: 4

Major Requirements

Select six or seven of the following Credit Hours: 18-21


Minor - Required Credit Hours: 15

  • Select 15 credit hours of Minor (must be approved byadvisor)

Electives Credit Hours: 21

  • Select 21 credit hours of Electives

Total Credit Hours: 124

1 History majors should take HIST 1111  in Area B and HIST 1112  in Area F. If not taken to satisfy these CORE requirements, students must take these courses in Area F.

2 History majors should take HIST 2110  in Area E. If HIST 2111  or HIST 2112  is taken to satisfy Area E, the remaining course must be taken in Area F.

3 At least nine (9) credit hours must include one course from three of the following four categories:

  • U.S. History
  • European History
  • “Non-Western” History [African, Asian, Latin American, or Middle Eastern]
  • Public History

Other Program Requirements

  • Must have a minimum grade of “C” in every History course beyond the core surveys.
  • Students must be in good standing to change major to History
  • No more than 30 hours of upper division course work in the major may count toward the minimum of 124 hours required for graduation.


Undergraduate Academic Advisement at Georgia Southern is provided to all degree-seeking undergraduate students by professional advisors. Academic Advisors are located on all three Georgia Southern University campuses. Students are required to meet with their assigned Academic Advisor at least once a semester. For more information visit the Academic Advisement  catalog page.

Honors in History

To graduate with Honors in History, a student must: