May 19, 2022
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Department of History > History, B.A.
Students who major in History must complete thirty-six semester hours in History, including:
- HIST 1377 ;
- HIST 1378 ;
- HIST 2351 , HIST 2361 , or HIST 3379 ;
- HIST 2353 , HIST 2363 , or HIST 3380 (or their equivalents) and
- at least 18 advanced semester hours.
- The 18 advanced semester hours must include at least six semester hours at the 4000-level including a Historical Methods Seminar capstone course.
- With the permission of the Director of the Undergraduate Program (DUS), students may fulfill this requirement by writing a senior thesis, by completing a faculty-directed internship, or by completing a 6000-level graduate seminar.
- at least six advanced semester hours must be in United States history
- at least six advanced semester hours must be in areas other than United States history
- Students majoring in History must also meet:
- the University of Houston’s core curriculum requirements
- the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree
- Students must complete at least 12 of the advanced hours in History in residence.
- Students must earn at least a 2.0 grade point average on all work attempted in History at the University of Houston.
36 hours (at least 18 advanced) to include:
Bachelor of Arts in History with Professional Studies Concentration
For history majors planning careers in energy/environment, law, medicine/health, or public history, the department offers a Professional Studies concentration, consisting of 9 hours. The 9 hours fit within the history major requirements and do not add additional hours. To pursue this concentration, students should take:
- HIST 3315 - Introduction to Public History Credit Hours: 3.0 or
- HIST 2301 - The Historian’s Craft Credit Hours: 3.0
- HIST 4398 - Independent Study Credit Hours: 3.0
Students participating in this track can either take a History capstone course relating to the student’s area of interest (approval from DUS is required) or undertake an internship, independent research project, or senior thesis on energy/environment, law, medicine, or public history. Students doing an internship or research project must register for this course under the supervision of a designated History faculty member or the DUS.*
- A 3000 or 4000 level course relating to energy/environment, law, medical history, or public history. See list below for recommended courses. 3- or 4000-level Special Problems courses can count towards a concentration if relevant, but permission from the Director of Undergraduate Studies is required.*
- Students will create an ePortfolio to access and save their work in this track; the DUS must approve the ePortfolio.
*Relevant graduate courses could count for either of the second or third courses in the track, but instructor and DUS permission is required.