The Bachelor of Arts program in history seeks to develop a rich understanding of the
past and the fundamental skills of historical research, critical analysis, and written
presentation. History majors take surveys of World Civilization and U.S. History in
the freshman and sophomore years, and then choose from over eighty upper-level courses
covering all periods from antiquity to the present, most geographic regions, and a
variety of important themes.
Our major requirements are straightforward and achievable. Besides satisfying the
requirements for the university’s general education program and the College of Arts
and Sciences B.A., a major completes 33 credit hours in History. We offer flexible
course scheduling by allowing on-campus students to take courses through the department’s online program or the Regents Online Degree Program, as well as through Study Abroad opportunities. We also offer a specialized honors program for eligible students. See the major and minor requirements for more details.
Interested students can get to know their fellow majors, graduate students, and faculty
members through activities sponsored by the Student History Society and the Phi Alpha Theta history honor society.
We seek to assure that each student receives individual, personal attention. Each
new major is assigned to an academic advisor. This advisor aids in planning an academic
program tailored to his or her specific needs, interests, and goals, and continues
to work closely with each major until graduation.
Dr. Chrystal Goudsouzian is the Undergraduate Advising Coordinator. She advises all
incoming freshmen students and honors students. Amanda Lee Savage advises all incoming
transfer students, military students, and online students. Dr. Walter Brown and Dr. Maurice Crouse advise existing history majors who primarily
take traditional classroom courses.
History students are encouraged to visit the History Educational Resource Center in
147 Mitchell. The HERC is a comprehensive advising center for majors, minors, and
those students taking history courses or interested in the study of history. Students
can come for academic advising, to study, to get help with history assignments, or
to talk about their future plans. The HERC is open every weekday from 10 to 2. The
HERC also offers information sessions throughout the year to help students succeed
here at U of M and after graduation. Please check out the HERC page for a list of services and upcoming events.
Dr Sarah Potter is the Director of Undergraduate Studies. For any matters relating
to the undergraduate program in History, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 901.678.1713, send a fax to 901.678.2720, or visit her office in 111 Mitchell.