Department of History
The University of Houston
524 Agnes Arnold Hall
Houston, TX 77204-3003
(713) 743-3083

Academic Planning

BA in History

The B.A. in History requires 36 credit hours (usually 12 courses) in History. History majors must take six semester hours of the American History survey (History 1376 or 1377 and 1378 or 1379, or their equivalents); six semester hours in Western or World Civilizations courses (History 2351, 2361, or 3379 and 2353, 2363, or 3380, or equivalents); and at least 18 advanced semester hours (3000 and 4000-level). Of these advanced hours, at least six semester hours must be at the 4000 level, three of which must be taken as the historical methods seminar capstone course. The History major also requires a balance of U.S. and non-U.S. history courses; at least six advanced semester hours must be in U.S. history, and at least six semester hours must be in areas other than U.S. history.

History majors must complete at least 12 of the advanced semester hours in residence at the University of Houston, and they must earn at least at 2.0 grade point average on all work attempted in history at the University of Houston.

Students who major in History must also meet the University of Houston's core curriculum requirements and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Worksheet for History Majors

Minor in History

A Minor in History consists of 15 semester hours (usually 5 courses), of which 9 semester hours must be at the 3000 or 4000 level. These are in addition to the six semester hours of United States history in the core curriculum. At least nine semester hours in the minor courses, including at least six at the 3000 or 4000 level, must be completed at the University of Houston. Students must earn a 2.0 grade point average in all courses attempted in History at the University.

Worksheet for History Minors