Students majoring in history take 39 credit hours (thirteen 3-credit courses), of which at least 18 (six 3-credit courses) must be at the 300 or 400 level. Two courses are required: History as Art and Science (HS 261), ideally in the sophomore year, and either Senior Seminar in History (HS 490) or Senior Thesis (HS 491), as seniors. As a major, you may choose the rest of your course of study as you please, so long as you enroll in at least two courses in each of the following areas:
- United States
- Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
Majors also must take at least two courses that concentrate in the pre-1800 period, and two in the post-1800 period.