Hours45 - 62 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

The History Department requires a minimum of 24 hours of history credit to be taken in residence at BYU's Provo campus for this degree program. BYU Independent Study courses do not count toward residency. These hours may also go toward BYU's 30-hour residency requirement for graduation.
requirement 1 Complete 1 course
Complete one of the following courses in fulfillment of the University Core First-Year Writing requirement. NOTE: Waivers based on Advanced Placement (AP) or other test scores do not apply to this requirement. Students with AP credit for Engl 115 are encouraged to take Wrtg 150 or Phil 150.
requirement 2 Complete 1 course
Complete one course from the following in fulfillment of the University Core Languages of Learning requirement. If a foreign language other than those listed below is taken to fill this requirement, please see the college advisement center. NOTE: These courses, and their prerequisites, impart linguistic or quantitative skills advantageous to historical research.
BULGN 202 - (Not currently offered)
CZECH 202 - (Not currently offered)
DUTCH 202 - (Not currently offered)
HEB 431 - (Not currently offered)
HONRS 250 - (Not currently offered)
HUNG 202 - (Not currently offered)
PORT 315 - (Not currently offered)
SRBCR 202 - (Not currently offered)
SRBCR 330 - (Not currently offered)
UKRAI 202 - (Not currently offered)
requirement 3 Complete 1 course
NOTE: For majors, Hist 200 should be completed prior to elective courses. It must be completed no later than the sophomore year or in the first semester/term after the major is declared. Hist 200 and 490 combined satisfy the University Core Advanced Written and Oral Communications requirement.
requirement 4 Complete 2 options
Core Courses:
option 4.1 Complete 4 courses
NOTE: University Core Civilization courses (201/202) offered by other departments are not equivalent.
option 4.2
Hist 220 and 221 must be completed as college/university courses and cannot be fulfilled with AP or other test scores. Contact your academic advisement center with questions.
requirement 5 Complete 21.0 hours from the following course(s)
Complete seven electives (21 total hours) from the approved list. Seek faculty advice in choosing electives. Students must not present all their preparation in a single region. Complete three electives (9 hours) by taking at least one course in three of the following areas of study: Asia, Europe, Latin America, Near East, United States, Africa, or the world. (Course regions are identified on the approved list.) Majors are urged to focus their remaining four electives on a single theme, region, or period. NOTE: No more than 6 combined hours of 199R, 495R, and 498R will count toward elective credit.
requirement 6 Complete 1 course
Capstone course:
Recommended Complete 1 course
Majors are strongly encouraged to minor in a field that further enhances their preparation for employment or graduate school. Consult with faculty.
Program Outcomes

Historical Knowledge

Gain a historical consciousness by demonstrating a knowledge of major developments in American and world history and understand key historical terms and theories. (For course-specific application of this learning outcome, please see:

History Course Learning Outcomes

Historical Analysis

Acquire the ability to analyze historical questions and issues clearly, assess historical information accurately, and distinguish between questionable and valid historical assertions. (For course-specific application of this learning outcome, please see:

History Course Learning Outcomes

Effective Historical Research

Demonstrate proficiency in using the historical method of research effectively by skillfully and honestly using primary and secondary sources. (For course-specific application of this learning outcome, please see:

History Course Learning Outcomes

Data Integration and Effective Communication

Skillfully integrate data into a coherent argument expressed through a clear, well-written style and through oral communication. (For course-specific application of this learning outcome, please see:

History Course Learning Outcomes