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University of Tennessee, Knoxville    
 
    
 
  Sep 23, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

History Major, BA


Majors in history should prepare their programs in consultation with a departmental faculty advisor.

Continuing, returning, and transfer students must meet progression requirements before declaring a major in history.

A student may not declare a history major until he/she has completed both semesters, with a grade of C or better in each course, of a survey chosen from HIUS 221 -HIUS 222 , HIUS 227 -HIUS 228 , HIEU 241 *-HIEU 242 *, HIEU 247 *-HIEU 248 *, HIST 261 *-HIST 262 * or any two one-semester courses from any of these sequences. AP (with a score of 4 or 5) or transfer credit is acceptable to fulfill this requirement.

College Requirements


Arts and Sciences  

Major Requirements


The major consists of 33 hours, including:

Complete 9 hours:


Select 24 upper-division hours including at least 6 hours at 400 level:


Select one course in European History:

Select one course in United States History:

Select two courses (from two different areas):

Select one course from Pre-1750 History:

Select 6 hours:

  • any 300-400 level history courses

Honors Concentration – History


The honors concentration consists of 33 hours. The honors concentration provides history majors the opportunity to work with a faculty mentor on an individualized research project. All declared history majors with an overall GPA of at least 3.25 are invited to participate in the honors concentration. A grade of B or above must be maintained in all honors courses, along with an overall GPA of 3.25. Students interested in honors work at any level should consult the department's honors coordinator.

Select 24 upper-division hours:


Select one course in European History:

Select one course in United States History:

Select two courses (from two different areas):

Select one course from Pre-1750 History:

Select 6 additional hours:


  • any history honors course or history honors-by-contract course

 

 

* Meets University General Education Requirement