College of Arts and Sciences

Department of History

Certifying into History (General)

A student may certify a major in history upon completing 24 credits with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Those interested in a teaching option should consult with the College of Education concerning certification requirements for teaching. Students majoring in history should have a strong and broad high school background in humanities, social science, and languages.

Bachelor of Arts in History (36 hours)

Required History Courses
Hist 300: Writing about History
Hist 469: Seminar in History
6 hours of U.S. history
6 hours of European history
9 hours of non-Western/global history
12-hour concentration (at least 6 hours at the 300 and 400 level) in the same related disciplines

At least 21 of the 36 hours in history courses must be at the 300 and 400 level.

History courses used to complete the degree must be passed with a grade of C or better.


History Checklist

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Department of History, PO Box 644030, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-4030
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