Jan 28, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED 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 credits of history course work, with at least 18 history credits taken at the University of Colorado, Denver.
  2. Majors must have at least 18 upper-division level history credits, 15 of which must be taken at the 4000 level, including HIST 4839-History Seminar.
  3. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in all HIST courses.
  4. Minimum grade of C in all HIST courses taken at CU Denver, and minimum grade of C- all transfer courses for them to count toward the major.
  • 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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