General Studies: History

General Studies: History
Hours33 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

This is a Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) program. Please contact the BGS office at 1-888-298-3137 or (801) 422-4351.
Have 30 hours of campus residency.
Complete a minimum of 10 hours in the emphasis after formal admission to the BGS program.
Thirty of the 120 hours including 15 hours in the emphasis must be 300-level or above courses.
Students must earn a minimum 2.0 BYU grade point average, a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average, and a minimum 2.0 emphasis grade point average.
The program must be completed in eight years or less.
All emphasis courses taken after admission to BGS must be BYU courses.
requirement 1 Complete 1 course
Prerequisite course (must be completed before taking any other courses, includes preparing academic plan which must be approved before proceeding):
requirement 3 Complete 1 option
Complete 18 hours from one of the following tracks:
option 3.1 Complete 18.0 hours from the following group(s)
History Track:
group 3.1.1 Complete up to 18.0 hours from the following course(s)
Complete 18 hours from the following:
option 3.2 Complete 2 groups
Family History Track:
requirement 4 Complete 1 course
Complete a capstone experience (last course to be completed):
Note 1: Other BYU undergraduate courses (including Salt Lake Center classes) in history may also be used to fill emphasis electives in either track.
Note 2: In the Family History track, Hist 317 can be used to meet either requirement 3.2.1 or requirement 3.2.2; it cannot be double-counted.
Program Outcomes

Aims of a BYU Education

Describe how coursework in the BGS program has contributed to the aims of a BYU education:

  • Spiritually strengthening
  • Character building
  • Intellectually enlarging
  • Preparing for lifelong learning and service.

American and World History

Gain a historical consciousness by demonstrating knowledge of major developments in American and world history and understand key historical terms and theories

Historical Research Methods

Demonstrate basic proficiency in using the historical method of research

Effective Writing

Write effectively about historical topics.