Aug 14, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History BA

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The bachelor’s degree in history provides students with a 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 program is offered both on-campus and online.

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 HIST credit hours.
  2. Students must complete a minimum of 18 upper-division (3000-level and above) HIST credit hours. 
  3. Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.5 for all courses applied to major requirements. 
  4. Students must complete all major courses taken at CU Denver with a minimum grade of C (2.0) and all transfer courses applying to major requirements with a minimum grade of C- (1.7). Students cannot complete major course requirements as pass/fail.
  5. Students must complete a minimum of 18 HIST credit hours with CU Denver faculty.

Program Allowances or Restrictions

  1. 15 of the 18 upper division level credit hours must be taken at the 4000 level, including HIST 4839.
  • Take all of the following required courses:

  • 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).


    The degree requires a minimum of 12 additional semester hours of HIST electives, which can be satisfied by a combination of additional history courses, history internships, or history honors independent study for eligible students.


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





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