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History, B.A.

Admission Requirements

Freshmen and Transfers

  • Minimum GPA:  2.0
  • Declaration of Major:  Advising session required when declaring major
  • Transfer students are required to take at least 15 credit hours of History major coursework at UNC Charlotte

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 

Foreign Language Requirement (0-8 credit hours)

For details, refer to the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Foreign Language Requirement 

History Methodology Sequence Courses (9 credit hours)

The courses in this sequence cannot be taken at the same time.  A grade of C or above in HIST 2600  is required to progress to HIST 400x.  A grade of C or above in HIST 400x is required to progress to HIST 4600 .

Restricted Elective Courses (15 credit hours)

History 1000/2000/3000 Level Course (3 credit hours)

  • HIST 1xxx/2xxx/3xxx - History Elective (3)

History 2000/3000 Level Courses (6 credit hours)

  • HIST 2xxx/3xxx - History Elective (3) 
  • HIST 2xxx/3xxx - History Elective (3) 

History 3000 Level Courses (6 credit hours)

  • HIST 3XXX - History Elective (3)
  • HIST 3XXX - History Elective (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 credit hours 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.

Non-Western History Requirements

These courses also fulfill requirements in the History Methodology Sequence and/or Restrictive Elective requirements. Select two of the following:

Unrestricted Elective Courses

As needed to complete the credit hours required for graduation.

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 HIST 2600  and either 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 .