Bachelor of Arts in History

Program Curriculum 

120 credits

DSU General Education Requirements

All DSU General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
Mathematics3-5
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Literature/Humanities3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5
Bachelor of Arts: Foreign Language Requirement3-16
Complete one of the following:
- Complete 16 credits in a single foreign language, through earned credit (grade C or higher), credit by examination, or vertical credit from the courses listed on the GE Foreign Language Requirement page 1
- Complete a 2020 or higher foreign language course (grade C or higher)
- Complete a 3060 foreign language course listed below (grade C or higher)
- Receive 16 transfer credits for GEFL 1000 (8) and GEFL 2000 (8) in a single foreign language (grade C or higher)
OR
Complete a 1010 course listed below in a second foreign language (grade C or higher) AND one of the following:
1. In a language not taught at DSU, receive 12 FLATS exam credits for FLAT 1000 (8) and FLAT 2000 (4)
or
2. In a language not taught at DSU, receive 12 transfer credits articulated as GEFL 1000 (8) and GEFL 2000 (4) (all grade C or higher)
OR
Available only to students who are nonnative English speakers, complete one of the following:
- Complete 16 credits of ESL courses listed below (grade B or higher)
- Complete ESL 2750 or ESL 2760 (grade B or higher).
- Submit one of the following test scores required for unconditional DSU admission: TOEFL (61 iBT, 173 CBT, or 500 PBT); or Michigan (70); or USU-IELE equivalent score. Other tests may be accepted for admission to DSU but will not fulfill this requirement. Official scores must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.
Total Hours3-16
History Core Requirements
HIST 2700U.S. History to 18773
HIST 2710U.S. History Since 18773
HIST 3000Historical Research Methodologies3
HIST 4890Senior Capstone3
HIST 2500Latin American Civilization3
or HIST 2600 Survey of Eastern Civilization
Complete one of the following pairs of classes:
HIST 1100
HIST 1110
Western Civilization: From Pre-History to 1715 (SS, GC)
and Western Civilization: From 1715 to Present
6
HIST 1500
HIST 1510
World History to 1500 (SS, GC)
and World History Since 1500 (SS, GC)
6
History Electives
Complete 21 upper-division credits in History (HIST). Courses may only be used to fulfill one program requirement.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency
  4. Grade C or higher (not C-) required in each Core Discipline and Elective Requirement.
  5. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher

Graduation Plan 

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
First Year Recommended Elective 2
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing (EN) 3
MATH 1000 Transitional Mathematics II (if needed based on placement) 4
HIST 1100
Western Civilization: From Pre-History to 1715 (SS, GC) ( meets General Education (Social & Behavioral Sciences))
or World History to 1500 (SS, GC)
3
Foreign Language (Foreign Language course (1010) (if needed based on placement)) 4
 Hours16
Spring Semester
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Selected Topics: (EN) 3
General Education (Mathematics) 3
General Education (Life Sciences / Lab) 4
HIST 1110
Western Civilization: From 1715 to Present
or World History Since 1500 (SS, GC)
3
Foreign Language (Foreign Language course (1020) (if needed based on placement)) 4
 Hours17
2nd Year
Fall Semester
HIST 2700 U.S. History to 1877 ( HIST 2700 & HIST 2710 meet General Education (American Institutions)) 3
General Education (Literature/Humanities) 3
General Education (Physical Sciences) 3
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
Foreign Language (Foreign Language course (2010) (if needed based on placement)) 4
 Hours16
Spring Semester
HIST 2710 U.S. History Since 1877 ( HIST 2700 & HIST 2710 meet General Education (American Institutions)) 3
HIST 2500
Latin American Civilization
or Survey of Eastern Civilization
3
History Elective: Upper Division 3
General Education (Exploration) 3
Foreign Language (Foreign Language course (2020) (if needed based on placement)) 4
 Hours16
3rd Year
Fall Semester
History Elective: Upper Division 3
History Elective: Upper Division 3
History Elective: Upper Division 3
Upper Division Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
History Elective: Upper Division 3
History Elective: Upper Division 3
Upper Division Elective 3
Upper Division Elective 3
General Elective 2
 Hours14
4th Year
Fall Semester
HIST 3000 Historical Research Methodologies 3
History Elective: Upper Division 3
Upper Division Elective 3
Upper Division Elective 2
General Elective 3
 Hours14
Spring Semester
HIST 4890 Senior Capstone 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours12
 Total Hours120