History Major Requirements
All Majors must work with the History Department faculty and staff to develop a Major Pathway Plan. Students must obtain approval of their Pathway Plan NO LATER THAN than two quarters after earning upper division class standing. Please contact your Academic Advisor for assistance.
Students who wish to be recognized as completing the B.A. degree with distinction normally complete HIST 195A and HIST 195B, the two-quarter Senior Thesis. Majors who complete HIST 197 followed by a connected HIST 199 or 199H, or who complete HNPG 195 and whose senior thesis is accepted by the University Honors Program are also eligible. The B.A. degree with distinction also requires a minimum 3.5 GPA in the major at the time of graduation.
Lower-division courses taken elsewhere may be counted toward the lower-division requirement; up to four advanced placement units earned in high school may count toward its fulfillment as well. Students may petition to apply up to two relevant upper-division courses (8 units) from other UCR departments towards the upper-division elective requirement. Please consult with the academic advisors for further details.
The B.A. degree in History requires satisfactory completion of 52 units as follows:
1. Lower-division requirements (20 units):
a) one world history course (4 units)
b) HIST 99W (with at least a grade of “C”) (4 units)
c) Three lower division elective courses in History (12 units).
2. Upper-division lecture course requirements (24 units):
a) Six upper-division elective courses in History (24 units).
b) Students are encouraged to include one HIST 197 Research for Undergraduate seminar (4 units) in their courses for the upper-division requirement, in addition to the seminar requirement below.
3. Seminar Requirement (8 units):
a) Eight (8) units from the following seminar courses: HIST 001 (Historian as Detective,) HIST 197 (Research for Undergraduates), HIST 195A/B (Senior Thesis), and HIST 199/199H (taken in connection with a HIST 197 seminar).
b) In choosing HIST 197 seminars, students should select sections whose theme pertains to upper-division courses they have already taken.
History requirements (52 units): All requirements for the B.A. in History
a) BUS 010, BUS 020
1. History requirements (52 units): All requirements for the B.A. in History