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2020-2021 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

History Major

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BA degree 

All history majors are required to take 36 credits in history as indicated in the requirements below. Freshmen will normally not take courses above the 100 or 200 level. It is expected that each history major will consult regularly with his or her advisor in formulating a program of study that will help to fulfill his or her educational and career goals.

Additional Requirements

27 credit-hours of history courses, to be divided in the following manner:

  • Six credits in U.S. History - 6 credits
    (above the 100 level)
  • Six credits in European History - 6 credits
    (above the 100 level)
  • Six credits in world history - 6 credits
    (e.g., Latin America, Asia,Near East, Africa, Ancient)
  • Three credits in a history seminar - 3 credits
  • Six credits of history electives - 6 credits


Total credits: 36


No more than a total of 12 credits may be taken at the 100 level.

University Studies Requirements

In addition to the requirements in the major, students will be required to complete the University Studies requirements. For more information: http://www.umassd.edu/generaleducation/universitystudies/universitystudiescurriculum/.

History Honors Program

The department offers an Honors Program for senior history majors with a 3.2 cumulative average. In this program students write a research paper under the direction of a faculty member of their choice. For details of this program, students should consult their advisors.

Students with a minimum GPA of 3.2 are eligible for nomination to the university’s Alpha Eta Theta Chapter of the International History Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta.

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