Bachelor of Arts in History

The Bachelor of Arts in History degree has five basic components:

  1. General Education & Institutional Requirements
  2. Foreign Language Requirement
  3. History Core Requirements
  4. History Electives
  5. General Electives: college-level courses from any prefix to meet Graduation Requirements

DSU General Education & Institutional Requirements

All DSU General Education and Institutional 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.

Institutional Requirement in Computer Literacy
Computer Literacy Course(s)0-6
General Education Core Requirements
English GE Courses3-7
Information Literacy GE Course0-1
Mathematics GE course3-5
American Institutions GE course(s)3-6
Life Sciences GE course(s)3-10
Physical Sciences GE course(s)3-5
Laboratory Science GE course0-1
Fine Arts GE course3
Literature/Humanities GE course3
Social & Behavioral Sciences GE course3
Exploration GE course3-5
Two (2) Global & Cultural Perspectives Courses0-6
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 listed below (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 1020 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) in a language not currently taught at DSU
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
1

General Education Foreign Language Classes may be found on the General Education page.

History Core Requirements
HIST 2700U.S. History to 18773
HIST 2710U.S. History Since 18773
HIST 3000Historical Research Methodologies3
HIST 4890Senior Capstone3
Complete one of the following pairs of classes:
HIST 1100
  & HIST 1110
Western Civilization: From Pre-History to 1715
   and Western Civilization: From 1715 to Present
6
HIST 1500
  & HIST 1510
World History to 1500
   and World History Since 1500
6
History Electives
Complete 24 credits from the following courses:
HIST 3010Special Topics in History3
HIST 3040Early Modern Britain (1485-1716)3
HIST 3150Russian History from 1860-19243
HIST 3160Russian History 1924-Present3
HIST 3180Nineteenth Century Europe3
HIST 3190Twentieth Century Europe3
HIST 3240British History (1714-Present)3
HIST 3460Comparative Asian History3
HIST 3480East Asia to 18003
HIST 3490East Asia Since 18003
HIST 3550Culture of East Asia3
HIST 3620History of Colonial Latin America3
HIST 3630History of Modern Latin America3
HIST 3640History of Latin American Revolutions3
HIST 3660History of Mexico3
HIST 3670Slavery & the American Republic3
HIST 3720Colonial America (1607-1763)3
HIST 3730The American Civil War and Reconstruction (1848-1876)3
HIST 3740Emergence of Modern America (1876 - 1941)3
HIST 3750Contemporary America (1941-Present)3
HIST 3870History of Utah3
HIST 4310History of Nationalism3
HIST 4370History of Social Movements in Modern America3
HIST 4400Introduction to Islam3
HIST 4490Nazi Germany and the Holocaust3
HIST 4700African-American History 1619-Present3
HIST 4710The American Revolution3
HIST 4720The New Nation (1789-1848)3
HIST 4730Society and Culture in the United States (1780-1860)3
HIST 4800RIndependent Study1-3

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 

1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
ENGL 1010Introduction to Writing3
LIB 1010Information Literacy1
HIST 1100
or 1500
Western Civilization: From Pre-History to 1715
World History to 1500
3
MATH 1000Transitional Mathematics II (if needed based on placement)3
Foreign Language (Foreign Language course (1010) (if needed based on placement))4
Elective (any course)1
 Term Hours15
Spring Semester
ENGL 2010Interm Writing Selected Topics:3
CIS 1200Computer Literacy3
HIST 1110
or 1510
Western Civilization: From 1715 to Present
World History Since 1500
3
Foreign Language (Foreign Language course (1020) (if needed based on placement))4
MATH course (GE Mathematics)3
 Term Hours16
2nd Year
Fall Semester
HIST 2700U.S. History to 18773
General Education (Life Sciences/Lab Science)4
General Education (Fine Arts)3
Foreign Language (Foreign Language course (2010) (if needed based on placement))4
Elective (Any course)1
 Term Hours15
Spring Semester
HIST 2710U.S. History Since 18773
HIST Elective (Upper-division History elective)3
General Education (Literature/Humanities)3
Foreign Language (Foreign Language course (2020) (if needed based on placement))4
Elective (Any course)2
 Term Hours15
3rd Year
Fall Semester
HIST 3000Historical Research Methodologies3
HIST Elective (Upper-division History elective)3
HIST Elective (Upper-division History elective)3
General Education (Physical Sciences)3
Elective (Any course)3
 Term Hours15
Spring Semester
HIST Elective (Upper-division History elective)3
HIST Elective (Upper-division History elective)3
General Education (Exploration)3
Elective (Any upper-division course)3
Elective (Any course)3
 Term Hours15
4th Year
Fall Semester
HIST Elective (Upper-division History elective)3
HIST Elective (Upper-division History elective)3
General Education (GLOCUP course)3
Elective (Any upper-division course)3
Elective (Any course)3
 Term Hours15
Spring Semester
HIST 4890Senior Capstone3
HIST Elective (Upper-division History elective)3
Elective (Any upper-division course)3
Elective (Any upper-division course)3
Elective (Any upper-division course)2
 Term Hours14
Total Hour: 120