History B.A.

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

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

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core Areas A - E)42
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major18
Foreign Language 2001 - Intermediate I
Foreign Language 2002 - Intermediate II
World History I: Development of World Civilization
World History II: Emergence of Modern Global Community 1
U.S. A Comprehensive Survey
History of the United States to 1877 2
History of the United States since 1877 2
Historical Methods
Select 6-12 credit hours from the following:
Introduction to Anthropology
World Regional Geography
Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Religious Studies
Introduction to Sociology
Major Requirements
Foreign Language 1002 (If not take in Core)3
HIST   4635Senior Seminar (Prerequisite HIST   2630)3
Select six or seven of the following: 318-21
The African Diaspora
Selected Topics in History
Ethics and Values in History
African American History to 1865
African American History since 1865
Young Republic, 1788-1848
United States Constitutional History
American Economic History
US Foreign Relations to World War I
US Foreign Relations since World War I
History of Religion in the U.S.
The History of Vietnam, 236 B.C. to Present
The American War in Vietnam
War and Society: A Global Perspective
Traditional China
History of Ancient Near East
American Military History
Introduction to Public History
The Early Church
The History of Islam in Southeast Asia
History of Latinos/as in the United States
The Muslim World to Tamerlane
The Muslim World Since Genghis Khan
History of Russian and Soviet Foreign Policy
History of Greece
History of Rome
Late Antiquity
The Middle Ages
Christian Europe 450-1750
Contemporary Europe
Maritime History
Israel/Palestine in its Middle Eastern Context
Maritime Archaeology
Modern Britain: 1485 to the Present
Modern Germany
Modern European Thought
The Holocaust
History of Africa to 1800
History of Africa since 1800
The Modern Middle East
Modern East Central Europe
Modern Southeast Asia
Russia to 1917
Colonial Latin America
Latin America since Independence
Environmental History
History Seminar
American Material Culture
Historical Archaeology
Women & Gender in Amer Hist
US History 1877-1917
US History 1917-1945
Modern Amer Popular Culture
Fieldwork in History
Directed Study in History
Medieval Spain
American Intellectual History
Georgia History
Biography and History
Recent America: U.S. Since 1945
US Foreign Relations: The Cold War
The Civil Rights Movement
The United States in the 1960s
The Renaissance
Tudor and Stuart Britain
Women and Gender in Europe
Science and Religion
Invasion of the Americas
Colonial America
Revelation and Revolution
World War I
Destruction of Slavery
Internship in History
Selected Topics in History
American Indian History
Revolutionary America
Civil War and Reconstruction
The Antebellum South
The New South
Advanced Topics in Public History
Advertising and Culture
Working Class History in the United States
The American City
Piracy in the Americas, 1500-1750
Age of Revolutions in Europe and the Atlantic World
Topics in Women and Gender in America
Topics in Latin American History
Topics in African History
Topics in Asian History
Topics in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean History
Topics in Medieval History
Topics in European History
Topics in European Intellectual and Cultural History
Topics in Law and History
Topics in American Thought and Culture
Museum Studies
Archival Studies
Oral History
Topics in Architectural History
Historic Preservation
Heritage Tourism
Topics in African American History
Topics in British History
History in the Digital Age
The Age of Reformations
World War II
Revolutionary France
Britain and the World
Modern France and French Society in Global Context
20th Century Russia
Modern Japan
Modern China
Economic Rivals: US-UK-Japan
Contemporary China
Minor - Required
Select 15 credit hours of Minor (must be approved by advisor)15
Select 21 credit hours of Electives 21
Total Credit Hours124

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.
  • Student Portfolio Requirements: In the semester of graduation, students must submit a copy of the major assignment from HIST   2630; submit a copy of a research/writing sample from an upper-division history course; submit a copy of a written or blue book exam from an upper-division history course; submit a copy of the major assignment from HIST   4635; and submit the Senior Exit Survey administered in HIST   4635.

Honors in History

To graduate with Honors in History, a student must:

  • Be admitted to the University Honors Program;
  • Successfully complete:
    • HIST   2630 Historical Methods with a minimum grade of "B" or higher
    • HIST   3630 History Seminar with a minimum grade of "B" or higher
    • HONS   4999 Honors Research for one credit hour
    • HONS   4999 Honors Research for two credit hours in separate semester with the same faculty member as the first semester of HONS   4999 Honors Research;
  • Successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project;
  • Be in good standing in the University Honors Program at the time of graduation.
  • (Taking the entire three-credit-hour sequence of HONS   4999 Honors Research with a faculty member substitutes for the HIST   4635 Senior Seminar - required for History Majors.)


All History majors on the Armstrong campus are advised by an advisor located in the Student Success Center, (912) 344-2673.
All History majors on the Statesboro campus are advised by an advisor located in the Interdisciplinary Academic Building, Room 1048, (912) 478-0248.