Jul 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History, B.A.

Advisement for the major is available from the History  Department

History, B.A. Curriculum Guide  (Suggested 4-Year Plan of Study)

  • Complete 10 courses in history with a minimum GPA of 2.0 (C).

  • Complete 6 courses in history at the 300/400 level, including the Proseminar course and the Research Seminar Capstone (both C or better).

  • Transfer students must complete at least 15 credits of history with a C or better at SU.

  • Graduate school candidates are encouraged to develop a reading proficiency in at least one foreign language.

Nabb Center, History Club

Students interested in more detailed information regarding either a major or a minor in history should contact the department. Students may not use courses to satisfy requirements both in the minor and in the major. All students are encouraged to use the rich resources of the Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, which enables intensive study in local history, family history, archaeology and folklore. The History Department sponsors an active history social club which undertakes educational trips to historic sites and takes part in numerous collegial activities on campus.


This checklist is an unofficial tool for planning. Matriculated students and advisors should consult the Academic Requirements Report in GullNet before and after registering for classes each semester to track academic progress.

University Undergraduate Major Policies

  • Refer to the program page for this major and the Courses  section of this catalog for approved prerequisites and General Education courses.
  • Requirements may not equal 120 credit hours. Students must register for additional electives to complete 120 credits required for graduation.
  • All graduates must have a minimum of 30 credits of 300/400-level courses with C grade or above; at least 15 of those credits must be taken at SU.
  • Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for graduation.
  • Students must complete at least 30 credit hours by direct classroom instruction and/or laboratory experience.
  • Students must take 30 of the last 37 credit hours at SU.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to satisfy graduation requirements. Please refer to the program page of this catalog for detailed major requirements.
  • Students must apply online for graduation by November 15 for May and by May 15 for December.

General Education Requirements

Please Note: Check Major Requirements section below for a list of General Education requirements that are fulfilled by the major.

Group I: English Composition and Literature (2 Courses)

A. C or Better in One of the Following

B. Select One Course From:

Literature course (from either ENGL or MDFL Depts.) 4 Hour(s) Credit:

  • Course:

Group II: History (2 Courses)

A. Select One Course From:

B. Select One Course From:

Group III: Humanities and Social Sciences (3 Courses)

A. Select One Course from One of the Following 7 Areas:

B. Select One Course from One of the Following 10 Areas:

C. Select One Course from Either Group IIIA or IIIB (Course must be from a different area than previously selected)

Group IV: Natural Science, Math and Computer Science (4 courses)

A. Select Courses with Laboratories from at Least Two of the Following Four Areas:

BIOL, CHEM, GEOL or Physical GEOG, PHYS 4 Hour(s) Credit:

  • Course:

  • Course:

B. Select One Course (Need Not be a Lab) from One of the Following Areas:

C. Select One Course From:

MATH 3-4 Hour(s) Credit:

  • Course:

Group V: Health Fitness (1 Course)

Major Requirements

General Education Requirements Fulfilled by Major

IIA (World History), IIB (History)

Required Survey Courses (at Least 2 Courses)

If taking additional survey courses beyond those indicated here, list in the Elective courses spaces below.

Choose at Least 1 from the Following:

Choose at Least 1 from the Following:

Methods & Craft (2 Courses with C or Better)

Non-U.S./Non-European Courses (Choose 2)

Circle courses taken and write in Elective- courses spaces below, unless already checked above.

* If taking HIST 430  for this requirement, you must take an additional HIST Elective - to meet the 10-course requirement for the major.

* with appropriate topic and with approval

Elective Courses

Complete 6 Courses in History (4 of Which Must Be at the 300/400 Level, Which Include the Non-U.S./Non-European Courses)

  • HIST 4 Hour(s) Credit
  • HIST 4 Hour(s) Credit
  • HIST 4 Hour(s) Credit
  • HIST 4 Hour(s) Credit
  • HIST 4 Hour(s) Credit
  • HIST 4 Hour(s) Credit

Language Requirement

  • Demonstrate 102-level proficiency in a foreign language.