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Undergraduate Catalog | 2017-2018 
Undergraduate Catalog | 2017-2018 Previous Edition

History, B.A.

Degree Requirements

A Major in History leading to the B.A. degree requires a minimum of 30 credit hours of history courses. 

General Education Courses (37-41 credit hours)

For details on required courses, refer to the General Education Program 

Restricted Elective Courses (18 credit hours)

Select from the following.  At least 6 credit hours must be in Non-Western History (Asia, Africa, Latin America, or Middle East).

  • HIST 1000-3000 level (3)
  • HIST 2000-3000 level (3)
  • HIST 2000-3000 level (3)
  • HIST 3000 level (3)
  • HIST 3000 level (3)
  • HIST 4000-4004 (3)

Additional Stipulations

Students working toward a second major may count up to 9 hours of credit from courses fulfilling requirements in that major towards requirements for the History degree. Students working toward a major/minor combination may count up to 6 hours of credit from courses used in the minor towards requirements for the Major in History.  These stipulations include cross-listed courses, regardless of program designation under which the course was taken.  Exceptions may be approved by the Department Chair upon consultation with the other major program.  Students exercising this option should be aware that the accuracy of the online degree audit may be affected.

Transfer students are required to take at least 15 hours of history major coursework at UNC Charlotte.

Unrestricted Elective Courses

As needed.

Senior Seminar (3 Credit hours)

Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours

Grade Requirements

Students must achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all history courses.  Grades of C or above are required in both HIST 2600  and HIST 4000 , HIST 4001 , HIST 4002 , HIST 4003 , or HIST 4004 

Honors Program

For details about the Honors Program in History, visit the program page .

Suggested Curriculum

For the suggested course sequence toward completing the major, please see the Academic Plan of Study available online at academics.uncc.edu.  Consultation with an advisor is required each semester.