IMPORTANT NOTE

The requirements below apply to those students with a 2023-2024 catalog year. Students are required by college policy to follow the major (and minor) requirements found in the catalog in effect at the time they declared their first major. To find your catalog year, please visit your Grades and Academic Records found in myOxy and access the catalog that matches your catalog year.

Students who are interested in the History major are encouraged to start by taking a 100- or 200-level survey course. Most 100- and 200 -level HIST courses do not have prerequisites and can be taken in any order.

Placement Information

No placement exams are specifically required for the History major. 

Sample 4-Year Plan


Fall

Spring

Year 1

  • Fall FYS course

  • Foreign Language (4 or 5 units)

  • Core Requirement (4 units)

  • General Elective (4 units)

  • Spring FYS course

  • History Survey and/or Premodern¬†(CPPE)

  • Core Requirement (4 units)

  • General Elective (4 units)

Year 2

  • History Survey

  • Core Requirement

  • Core Requirement

  • General Elective

  • History Survey

  • Core Requirement

  • Core Requirement

  • General Elective

Year 3

  • HIST 300 or 300-level HIST Elective

  • 300-level HIST Elective

  • General Elective

  • General Elective

  • HIST 300 or 300-level HIST Elective

  • HIST Elective

  • General Elective

  • General Elective

Year 4

  • HIST 490¬†(Senior Seminar)

  • HIST Elective

  • General Elective

  • General Elective

  • 300-level HIST Elective

  • General Elective

  • General Elective

  • General Elective

Awards

The Hardy Prize is awarded annually to a senior for the most outstanding senior thesis.

Transfer Credit Policies

The History Department policy on transfer credit conforms to College policy. The department accepts at most two courses in transfer to count toward the major and at most one course in transfer to count toward the minor from other departments or institutions (including study abroad courses). Students should reference the Transfer Credit section for more details.

Contact History
Swan Hall 112