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    University of Colorado Denver
  Jan 17, 2018
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

History BA

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The bachelor’s degree in history provides students with firm grounding for advanced studies in education, librarianship, law, business and public service, as well as graduate work in the humanities and social sciences broadly. History is an all-inclusive discipline, making it an excellent choice for students with a wide variety of career goals.

These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus program.

Declaring This Major

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General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the three areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements

  1. Students must complete a minimum of 36 credit hours of history course work, with at least 18 history hours taken at the University of Colorado Denver.
  2. Majors must have at least 18 upper-division (3000 and 4000) history credit hours, of which 15 must be taken at the 4000 level, including HIST 4839-History Seminar or the equivalent as determined by the department.
  3. Not more than 56 hours of history will be counted toward graduation requirements.
  4. A student needs a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better in the major to graduate.
  5. No courses with a grade below a C (2.0) will apply toward History major requirements.
  • Take all of the following required courses:

  • HIST 3031 - Theory and Practice of History: An Introduction to the Major
  • HIST 4839 - History Seminar
  • Students must complete HIST 3031 with a grade of C (2.0) or better before enrolling in HIST 4839.


    Take a minimum of six semester hours in each of the following areas: United States, Europe and world (Africa, Asia, Latin America). At least three semester hours in each area must be upper-division (3000 and 4000 level).


    Note:  Please see your advisor for a list of acceptable elective courses.

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