College of Arts and Letters2013-2014
Department of History
History, Bachelor of Arts
What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Arts in History?
Learn to think critically, develop research skills, and communicate more effectively. Clarify your understanding of human behavior-past, present, and future. Experience our multi-disciplinary program and be informed by voices from diverse groups. You will build a foundation for careers in settings such as libraries, museums, and other cultural enterprises-or prepare for further academic study. Our full range of courses explores history across the continents, with traditional scholarship and contemporary focuses on race, gender, ethnicity, and environmental history.
Career opportunities that might be pursued:
- Foreign service
- Foundation history work
- Legal assistance
With further education, one of these paths is possible:
To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below.
- All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements.
- All requirements for your specific academic plan(s).
- At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work.
- At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc.
- A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University.
In addition to University Requirements:
- At least 39 units of major requirements
- At least 16 units of language requirements
- Be aware that you may not use courses with an HIS prefix to satisfy liberal studies requirements
- Elective courses, if needed, to reach an overall total of at least 120 units
Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.
|Minimum Units for Completion||120|
|Highest Mathematics Required||MAT 114|
|University Honors Program||Optional|
|Progression Plan Link||View Progression Plan|
Take the following 39 units with a minimum GPA of 2.5. At least 18 units must be taken at NAU.
History - Introductory Surveys (12 Units)
* Please note that you may take HIS 100 and HIS 102 to fulfill either the Set One or the Set Two History Introductory survey requirement in this major, but you can't use this set of courses to fulfill both requirements.
- HIS 300W (3 units)
- Select one course from: HIS 312, HIS 314, HIS 325, HIS 326, HIS 331, HIS 332, HIS 355, HIS 379, HIS 380, HIS 381, HIS 382 (3 units)
- Additional 300-level HIS courses (9 units)
- Additional 400-level HIS courses (6 units)
- One additional HIS course at any level (3 units)
- HIS 498C (3 units)
Foreign Language Requirement
You must demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English that is equivalent to four terms of university coursework in the same language. You may satisfy this requirement by taking language courses or by testing out of all or part of it by taking CLEP exams.
Additional coursework is required, if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 120 units of credit.
You may take these remaining courses from any academic areas, using these courses to pursue your specific interests and goals. We encourage you to consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they weren't used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)
If you meet the following criteria, you become eligible to receive History Departmental Honors when you graduate.
To obtain Departmental Honors, you must:
- have an overall grade point average of 3.5 or better;
- have an overall grade point average for all History courses taken of 3.7 or better;
- complete a minimum of 39 units of History courses;
- complete a senior thesis or an Honors project under the supervision of a history faculty member; and
- present the results of the thesis or Honors project at the University Honors Program Symposium, or at a History Department symposium or at a regional/national scholarly conference.
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
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