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Important Links for Undergraduate Students

All students who enroll for the first time in Fall 2013 or later must meet the revised requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree in the College of Arts and Sciences. Students who enrolled for the first time prior to that time may choose to switch to the 2013 catalog if they prefer the requirements; however, they will then need to use the 2013 catalog for everything — overall degree requirements, general education requirements, major/minor requirements.
A convenient checklist of the revised requirements for the B.A. in history (pdf) is available online.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Faculty of the Department of History
Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in History / major / minor
B.A. program brochure (pdf)
Online Bachelor of Arts in History
Online B.A. program brochure (pdf)
Regents Online Degree Programs
Honors in History program
Helen Hardin Honors program
Study Abroad
Undergraduate catalog
Academic regulations
Academic integrity
Policy of the Department of History about academic misconduct
Advice about plagiarism and using sources
Course descriptions
“Mini-catalog” (MS Word)
Request for permit to enroll in closed class (pdf)
Student Introduction to eCourseware
Finish in Four program
Forms and applications
Departmental scholarships and awards (pdf)
Internship for undergraduates (pdf)
Library resources
Computing resources
Phi Alpha Theta, Epsilon Nu chapter
H-HistMaj discussion network [H-Net]
E-mail the Director of Undergraduate Studies
Undergraduate Students

If you need to request a permit to enroll in a course that is already closed or for which a special permit is required, please follow the instructions at

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. All new History majors, or those students interested in the possibility of pursing the History major or minor, may email her to set up an advising appointment at In addition, Dr. Walter Brown and Dr. Maurice Crouse advise existing majors who primarily take traditional classroom courses, and Amanda Lee Savage advises students who primarily take online courses.

Dr. Chrystal Goudsouzian
Office: 143 Mitchell
Telephone: 901.678.5339

Dr. Walter R. Brown
Office: 201-B Mitchell
Telephone: 901.678.3393

Dr. Maurice Crouse
Office: 201-C Mitchell
Telephone: 901.678.2517

Amanda Lee Savage
Office: 145 Mitchell
Telephone: 901.678.1677

Dr Sarah Potter is the Director of Undergraduate Studies. For any matters relating to the undergraduate program in History, send e-mail to, telephone 901.678.1713, send a fax to 901.678.2720, or visit her office in 111 Mitchell.

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