Bachelor of Arts in History

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

  1. General Education & Institutional Requirements
  2. History Core Requirements
  3. Foreign Language Requirement
  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 Literacy0-6
General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
Information Literacy0-1
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
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 (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)
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 3010RSpecial 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 

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
LIB 1010 Information Literacy 1
HIST 1100
Western Civilization: From Pre-History to 1715 meets General Education (Social & Behavioral Sciences)
or World History to 1500
3
MATH 1000 Transitional Mathematics II (if needed based on placement) 3
Foreign Language (Foreign Language course (1010) (if needed based on placement)) 4
General Elective 1
 Hours15
Spring Semester
HIST 1110
Western Civilization: From 1715 to Present
or World History Since 1500
3
CIS 1200 Computer Literacy 3
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics: 3
General Education (Mathematics) 3
Foreign Language (Foreign Language course (1020) (if needed based on placement)) 4
 Hours16
2nd Year
Fall Semester
HIST 2700 U.S. History to 1877 HIST 2700 & HIST 2710 meet General Education (American Institutions) 3
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
General Education (Life Sciences/Lab Science) 4
Foreign Language (Foreign Language course (2010) (if needed based on placement)) 4
General Elective 1
 Hours15
Spring Semester
HIST 2710 U.S. History Since 1877 HIST 2700 & HIST 2710 meet General Education (American Institutions) 3
History Elective: Upper Division 3
General Education (Literature/Humanities) 3
Foreign Language (Foreign Language course (2020) (if needed based on placement)) 4
General Elective 2
 Hours15
3rd Year
Fall Semester
HIST 3000 Historical Research Methodologies 3
History Elective: Upper Division 3
History Elective: Upper Division 3
General Education (Physical Sciences) 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
History Elective: Upper Division 3
History Elective: Upper Division 3
General Education (Exploration / GLOCUP) 3
Upper Division Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
4th Year
Fall Semester
History Elective: Upper Division 3
History Elective: Upper Division 3
General Education (GLOCUP) 3
Upper Division Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
HIST 4890 Senior Capstone 3
History Elective: Upper Division 3
Upper Division Elective 3
Upper Division Elective 1
General Elective 3
General Elective 1
 Hours14
 Total Hours120