History, B.A. (30-36 Credit Major)

For all students who are not enrolled in Middle and High School Education Social Studies certification sequence, the History major consists of 36 credits. History courses numbered below the 300-level do not qualify toward the major. 

The 36 credits required for the fulfillment of the History major must be distributed as follows:

9 credits in:

Credits
HIA History of Ancient and Medieval Civilization

And/Or

HIE History of Modern Europe

12 credits in:

Credits
HIS Comparative History

And/Or

HIW Asian, African, and Latin-American History

12 credits in:

Credits
HIU History of the United States

3 credits in:

Any of the five subject codes.

Note: Of these 36 credits, at least 6 credits must be taken in research-intensive courses, designated with an R in the section number. 

Social Studies Education Specialization (30 credits)

This specialization should be taken only by students in Middle and High School Education's Social Studies Education certification sequence. The 30 credits required for the fulfillment of this specialization (all at the 300- or 400-level) must be distributed as follows:

9 credits in:

Credits
HIA History of Ancient and Medieval Civilization

And/Or

HIE History of Modern Europe

9 credits in:

Credits
HIS Comparative History

And/Or

HIW Asian, African, and Latin-American History

3 credits in:

Credits
HIU 348History of New York: City and State

3

9 credits in:

Credits
HIU History of the United States

Of these 30 credits, at least 6 credits must be taken in research-intensive courses, designated with an R in the section number.

Requirements for the Minor in History

The History minor consists of 12 credits (four 3-credit courses). These shall be selected from 200-, 300-level courses. At least two courses must be at the 300-level.

Teacher of Social Studies

History is an approved major for students wishing to become middle or high school social studies teachers. Students interested in becoming teachers should meet with the History Department Undergraduate Advisor to plan their program as soon as possible in their academic career. They should also consult with the Office of the Dean of Education (Carman Hall, B-33, 718-960-4972) for the latest information on State requirements for teacher certification.