NOTE: The scheme described below was instituted in Fall 2019.
(If you began your undergraduate studies prior to Fall 2019,
scroll down to find link to the scheme that applies to you.)

Students who complete the four Honors Colloquia may pursue a primary or secondary major in History by completing 24 credits as follows:

9 credits of required research methods courses

  • HIST 2180: Introduction to Historical Research
  • A History Colloquium (course numbers vary)
  • HIST 5199: Senior Seminar

15 credits of history electives taken according the following distribution

  • 1 advanced U.S. History course (2000+ level)
  • 1 advanced European or 1 advanced pre-1750 course (2000+ level)
  • 1 advanced course in Asian, African, Latin American, or Middle East History (2000+ level)
  • 2 additional courses at the 2000+ level

Students in the University Honors program can complete their Honors senior thesis as part of the History Department’s year-long Honors Research in History Program. Honors Program students are enrolled in a dedicated honors research section of HIST 5199 in the Fall semester of their senior year and continue their thesis research in the spring semester with an independent study, HIST 5711. The independent study is taken in addition to the 24-credit major outlined above.

For students who began undergraduate studies prior to Fall 2019