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History - BS


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Department of History

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  • For more information about History, see the History Department website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an academic advisor. Current students should also meet with an academic advisor and log on to Degree Works  to check student-specific program progress.

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES: The highest math requirement for this degree is Quantitative Literacy (QL)  of the student’s choice.

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 2.50 GPA

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3     HIST 1110: European History from 1500 (BHU)  or HIST 1510: The Modern World (BHU)   3  or 3   minimum grade of “C” or higher
HIST 1100: European History to 1500 (BHU)  or HIST 1500: Pre-Modern World (BHU)   3  or 3   minimum grade of “C” or higher HIST 2700: United States to 1877 (BAI)  or HIST 2710: United States 1877-Present (BAI)    3  or 3   minimum grade of “C” or higher
Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3   Breadth Creative Arts (BCA)   3  
Quantitative Literacy (QL)   3   Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)   3  
Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)   3   Elective Course 3  
TOTAL CREDITS: 15   TOTAL CREDITS: 15  

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Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3     HIST: 2nd course from BS Science Series  4  minimum grade of “C-” or higher
HIST: 1st course from BS Science Series 4 minimum grade of “C-” or higher HIST Upper-Division Elective Course    minimum grade of “C” or higher required
HIST 3000: History Research Methods   3   minimum grade of “C+” or higher required HIST Upper-Division Elective Course 3 minimum grade of “C” or higher
Elective Course 3   Elective Course   3  
Required Minor Course  3   Required Minor Course 3  
TOTAL CREDITS: 16   TOTAL CREDITS: 16  

Comments

* Contact advisor to declare History, BS degree

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Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

HIST Upper-Division Elective Course 3 minimum grade of “C” or higher HIST Upper-Division Elective Course 3 minimum grade of “C” or higher
HIST Upper-Division Elective Course 3 minimum grade of “C” or higher Elective Course 3  
Upper-Division HIST: STATS course (QI) 3 minimum grade of “C-” or higher required

HIST: Science Course

3

(Any 2000-, 3000- or 4000- level science course with one of the following prefixes: BIOL, CHEM, CS, GEO, MATH, STAT or PHYS)

minimum grade of “C-” or higher required

Upper-Division Depth Social Sciences (DSS)  Course 3   Upper-Division Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)  Course 3  
Required Minor Course 3   Required Minor Course 3  
TOTAL CREDITS: 15   TOTAL CREDITS: 15  

Comments

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Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

HIST 4990: Undergraduate Research Capstone (CI)   3   minimum grade of “C+” or higher Required Minor Course 3  
HIST Upper-Division Elective Course 3 minimum grade of “C” or higher Upper-Division Communications Intensive (CI)  Course 3  
HIST Upper-Division Elective Course 3 minimum grade of “C” or higher Elective Course 3  
Required Minor Course 3   Elective Course 3  
Elective Course 3   Elective Course 3  
TOTAL CREDITS: 15   TOTAL CREDITS: 15  

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Minors can vary from 12 credits on up

Bachelor of Science Mathematics and Science Track


History Major Requirements (36 credits)


Minimum GPA for Graduation: 2.75, Major; 2.0, Cumulative

Number of Required Credits: 36

Major requirement courses may not be taken pass/fail.

History Major Lower-Division Requirements


History majors must complete at least three introductory survey courses, two required methods courses, and a number of upper-division electives. Students may count up to 12 credits of lower-division coursework in history toward the history major.

Complete the following lower-division survey course requirements in sections A, B and C with a grade of C or better in each class, for a total of 9 credits.

A. European Perspectives (3 credits)


Complete ONE of the following courses:

B. World Perspectives (3 credits)


Complete ONE of the following courses:

C. American Perspectives (3 credits)


Complete ONE of the following courses:

History Required Methods Courses (6 credits)


After satisfying the lower-division major requirements, students will complete two required methods courses (HIST 3000  and HIST 4990 ), and they must earn a C+ grade or better in each class to earn credit toward the major.

History Upper-Division Course Electives (21 credits)


Students take their remaining 21 credits in 3000- and 4000-level history courses (with a grade of C or better in each class). The upper-division classes provide a more focused, detailed and rigorous examination of historical periods and themes. 

Any course with a HIST prefix at 3000 or above is acceptable as an elective. No more than 3 credits of HIST 4930  may be applied toward the major.

Bachelor of Science Mathematics and Science Track


Students interested in a BS degree must complete 17 credits in statistics, science, and/or math. In all instances, a grade of C- or better is required for any math or science course to be applied toward a BS degree.  

Students who minor in a science field will fulfill the BS requirement through their minor. 

Students may not count any course taken to fulfill a basic General Education science requirement (BLS, BPS) toward the History BS track. 


Core Science Courses (9 credits) (Statewide Students*)


Statewide Campus Students: Please complete 9 credits of the following science courses: BIOL 3010 , BIOL 3040 , GEO 3100 , GEO 3250 , GEO 3300 , PHYS 3020 , and PHYS 3030 .

*If at all possible, if your location offers the science series that Logan Campus students are required to take, please choose that option first.

B. Additional Required Courses (6 credits)


Choose at least 6 additional credits in math or science, 3 of which are required to be in either statistics or social science statistics:

Requirement for a Minor


Since the study of history requires an understanding of many fields of human behavior, students majoring in history must select a minor. These may include related disciplines such as religious studies, literature, economics, geography, anthropology, political science, sociology, classics, philosophy, and foreign languages, or students may choose a minor in any other program on campus. 

Students who minor in a science field will fulfill the Mathematics and Science Track requirements of the BS degree through their minor.

Minor requirement courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C (or higher, depending on minor requirements).

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