The History/Administrative Studies Major


The History/Administrative Studies major is designed to combine the discipline of History, with its emphasis on changes in society over time, with the study of administrative behavior, the development of public policy, and the tools of decision making.

The addition of an Administrative Studies component provides History majors with analytical administrative skills as well as familiarity with the theories and policies of public administration. The concepts of organizational behavior and decision making, when combined with the perspectives provided through the History major, ought to be of particular value to those planning to enter careers in business; federal, state, or local levels of public or private administration; government work or to those planning to attend a professional school of administration or to those utilizing the major in a variety of positions in the public or private sector.

The major requirements for the B.A. degree in History/Administrative Studies are as follows:

History requirements (52 units): All requirements for the B.A. in History

Administrative Studies requirements (37 units)

  1. Lower-division courses (17 units)
    1. BUS 010, BUS 020
    2. STAT 048 or equivalent (may be used to satisfy breadth requirements)
    3. CS 008 (may be used to satisfy breadth requirements)

  2. Upper-division requirements (20 units)
    1. Two courses (8 units) from the list below:
      1. ECON 102 or ECON 104A or ECON 130 or ECON 162/BUS 162
      2. PSYC 140 or PSYC 142
      3. SOC 150 or SOC 151 or SOC 171
      4. POSC 181 or POSC 182 or POSC 183
      5. ANTH 127 or ANTH 131

      These two courses must be outside the discipline of History and cannot be courses included as part of the three-course Business Administration track or their cross-listed equivalents.

    2. A three-course track (12 units) in Business Administration courses from one of the following:
      1. Organizations (General): BUS 100, BUS 107, BUS 176/SOC 176, BUS 158/ANTH 105, SOC 150, SOC 151
      2. Human Resources Management/Labor Relations: BUS 100, BUS 107, BUS 152/ECON 152, BUS 153/ECON 153, BUS 155, BUS 157, PSYC 142
      3. Business and Society: BUS 100, BUS 102, BUS 107, PHIL 116, POSC 182, POSC 186
      4. Marketing: BUS 103, and two from BUS 112, BUS 113, BUS 114, BUS 117
      5. Managerial Accounting/Taxation: BUS 108, and two from BUS 166, BUS 168A, BUS 168B
      6. Financial Accounting: BUS 108, BUS 165A, BUS 165B
      7. Finance: BUS 106/ECON 134 and two from BUS 135A, BUS 136, BUS 137, BUS 138, BUS 139
      8. Management Information Systems: BUS 101, BUS 171, BUS 173
      9. Production Management: BUS 104/STAT 104, and two from BUS 105, BUS 122, BUS 127/STAT 127

Note: In filling the dual requirements of the selected major, students may not count more than two courses toward both parts of their total requirements (History requirements and Administrative Studies requirements).