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2010-2011 Denver Campus Catalog 
2010-2011 Denver Campus 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.

Students must declare a major by the time they have completed 60 semester hours of course work. For the BA in history, students must complete a minimum of 36 semester hours of history course work. Majors must complete at least 18 upper-division (3000- and 4000-level) hours at the University of Colorado Denver. Not more than 48 hours of history will be counted toward graduation requirements. No grade below a C (2.0) will count toward major requirements to graduate.

Course Requirements

Required History Courses

Total: 6 Hours

Distribution Requirement

A minimum of 6 semester hours in each of the following areas: United States, Europe and world (Africa, Asia, Latin America). At least 3 semester hours in each area must be upper-division (3000- and 4000-level).

Total: 18 Hours


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

Total: 12 Hours

Major Total: 36 Hours

BA in History with Secondary Licensure

Students seeking secondary social studies teacher licensure may pursue a BA in history. This option enables them to complete their history major as well as fulfill requirements for licensure at the undergraduate level.

If you are interested in this option, you should meet with a CLAS advisor as soon as possible. You can complete your degree, including licensure, within a 4-year graduation plan, but only if you declare it early in your college career and meet regularly with your advisors.

To earn the professional teacher licensure, you will complete a major in history and then complete the teacher licensure requirements  through the School of Education & Human Development (SEHD). The licensure process requires that you be admitted into the SOEHD to complete licensure classes. You will be working with your CLAS advisor through the application process.

Get to know your advisor! He/she is your guide through what can be a complex process dictated by the State of Colorado. Call 303-556-8316 for more information.



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