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 email@example.com. 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: 125 Mitchell
Dr. Walter R. Brown
Office: 201-B Mitchell
Dr. Maurice Crouse
Office: 201-C Mitchell
Amanda Lee Savage
Office: 113-B Mitchell
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.
Effective with the Fall 2013 semester, there are revised requirements for the Bachelor
of Arts degree in the College of Arts and Sciences. All students who enroll for the
first time in Fall 2013 or later must fulfill those requirements. 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
A convenient checklist of the revised requirements for the B.A. in history (pdf) is available online. (It is adapted specifically for history majors from the
more general list of requirements for the B.A. in the College of Arts and Sciences (MS Word) to omit requirements that do not apply to majors in the humanities.)