B.A. in History

The history major must complete Core Requirements (35 hours), Secondary Language Proficiency, and 36 credit hours of history, including HIST 1311, 1312, 2311, 2312, and at least 24 hours of upper-level history courses which must include HIST 4309.

All students who are history majors must have C or greater in HIST 1311, 1312, 2311, 2312, or equivalent courses. The program must include at least six upper-level hours of United States history and at least six upper-level hours of non-United States history.

Additionally, history majors with senior status (90 or more hours including UALR and transfer work) must take at least one three-hour capstone experience seminar prior to graduation. All students are advised to take HIST 1311 and 1312 before taking upper-level courses in European history and HIST 2311 and 2312 before taking upper-level courses in American history.

Students preparing to study history beyond the bachelor’s degree level are strongly advised to master at least one foreign language before graduation. A minor is required. Students preparing for advanced work should seek specific advising from a member of the department at their earliest opportunity. See detail course work below:

BA in History Degree Plan

120 minimum total hours, including 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), and 30 hours in residence

First-Year Colloquium (0-3 hours)

Required of full-time freshmen entering college for the first time and transfer students with less than 12 hours of credit.

Core (35 hours)

Second Language Proficiency (0-9 hours)

Completion of 2000-level second language course or demonstrate equivalent proficiency. See “Second Language Requirements.”

Major (36 hours)

World History Surveys (6 hours)

HIST 1311 History of Civilization I (Also counts toward the core.)

HIST 1312 History of Civilization II (Also counts toward the core.)

US History Surveys (6 hours)

HIST 2311 US History to 1877 (Also counts toward the core.)

HIST 2312 US History since 1877 (Also counts toward the core.)

Methods Class (3 hours)

HIST 4309 The Historian’s Craft

Capstone Seminar (3 hours)

Students are required to take one of the following:

HIST 4391 Seminar in US History

HIST 4393 Seminar in World History

HIST 4396 Seminar in Arkansas History

Program Electives (18 hours)

Upper-level US history electives (6 hours)

Upper-level Non-US history electives (6 hours)

Upper-level electives in either US or Non-US history (6 hours)

Minor (12-29 hours—typical minor requires 18)

Unrestricted General Electives

Remaining hours, if any, to reach 120 minimum total hours,

45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level), and/or 30hours in residence.