Major in History


The General Education requirement*
The second year of a foreign language.
A minimum of 32 credits of history courses, which includes:

Core requirements

3400: 310: Historical Methods (3 credits)

At least 6 credits from each of the following fields:

Field I (United States and Canada)
Field II (Europe)
Field III (Ancient, Asia, Latin America, Africa)

Additional elective credits to total at least 32 credits**

Upper-level requirement:***

At least 16 credits towards the History major must be from 300/400 level upper-division courses, of which a minimum of six credits must be at the 400 level and in two different fields.

*Courses in World Civilizations, as well as Humanities in the Western Tradition (3400:210) and Humanities in the World since 1300 (3400: 221) may not be used to meet major requirements in History.

**With the approval of the History Department Undergraduate adviser, a History major may apply up to six credits of course work in related disciplines (cognate courses) toward the 32 credits required for the History major. Cognate credit, however, shall not be substituted for either Historical Methods or for the field distribution requirement specified above.

***Transfer students must take a minimum of history 14 credits at UA and must have a minimum of 6 credits in 300-400 level classes.

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The University of Akron
Department of History
Arts and Sciences 216
Akron, Ohio 44325-1902