Changes in the sequence of the plan of study below may be desirable. These must be made in consultation with the student’s academic adviser. To see the title of a course in the plan of study, simply pass the cursor over the course's number. To see an overview of a course, click on its number. A list of all history courses is found on our Course Descriptions page.
* The School of Arts and Sciences requires all majors to complete a foreign language course at the 202 level or higher. Students not prepared to begin at this level will need to take additional courses in the language, which count as general electives.
** Of the history electives, two must be 300-level and two must be either 200- or 400-level.
NOTE: History majors are required to take at least one intensive course. HIST 200 and the corresponding introductory course are required before taking an intensive course. The intensive course should be taken before HIST 491 / HIST 492. Intensive courses are limited to history majors.
Comprehensive Examination Requirement
Every history major must fulfill the Comprehensive Examination Requirement by submitting a senior thesis demonstrating mastery of the skills needed for independent study in history or by taking the Advanced History Reading Program (HIST 491 or HIST 492). HIST 491 and HIST 492 are senior seminar courses requiring the application of knowledge and skills presumably acquired through the major in history.