Requirements for the major

I. Departmental requirements:

A minimum of 31 credit hours in history including: 

  • Four lower-division courses, including at least two 1000-level courses and at least one 2400-level seminar.
  • Four 3000-level courses, at least two of which must be worth four credit hours.
  • One 4400-level seminar that serves as the capstone course for the major.
  • One course from each of these three areas: (a) United States history; (b) European history; (c) Asian, Middle East, Latin American, and African history.
II. University requirements:

Completion of all other required elements of the Pathways curriculum and at least 120 credit hours.

Criteria for Social Studies 4-8 and 8-12 Certification

History Majors seeking certification in Social Studies 4-8 and Social Studies 8-12 must take HIST-3376, HIST-3388, and one course each from three of the following four fields: African History, Asian History, Latin American History, and Middle East History.


I. University Requirements

Completion of all university requirements. 

II. Departmental Requirements

Successful completion of a senior thesis written in a fall and spring (HIST-4498, HIST-4499).

A. Admission to the program

  1. 3.33 overall Trinity University G.P.A.
  2. 3.66 average department G.P.A.
  3. 3.66 average in the following courses:
    1. HIST-3381: Historians and Their Craft
    2. Seminar (HIST-4400, HIST-4420, HIST-4430, HIST-4440, HIST-4450, HIST-4460, or HIST-4470)
    3. Two upper-division courses in the student’s field of specialty
  4. Applications will be made by May 5

B. Requirements

Successful completion of a senior thesis written in a fall and spring (HIST-4498, HIST-499).

A full description of the program is available in the department office.

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  Nicole Marafioti, Ph.D. (Chair)


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