Oct 20, 2021
No grade lower than a “C-” in a history (HIST) course may be used to fulfill the requirements of the history major. Students receiving a “D” or lower in a history course may continue as history majors but must either retake and successfully complete the course (with a minimum grade of “C-“) or must successfully complete another course that fulfills the same required “area” for the major.
Only six credits of 100-level and three credits of 200-level courses may be applied toward the history major.
History majors may register for up to three 400-level history courses in a single semester. Consent of their advisor or department chairperson is required for students seeking to enroll in more than three 400-level history courses.
Additionally, no more than six credits from any combination of credits earned from HIST 498 - Internship in History and/or HIST 499 - Directed Study in History may be used toward the credits required for the major.
Required courses (12 credits)
Area requirements (18 credits)
Complete one course, selected from each of the six areas listed below. See bottom of page for full list of courses by area.
Area III Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern Europe
Area IV Modern Europe
Area V United States History to 1877
Area VI United States History since 1877
Area VII The Traditional World
Area VIII The Modern World
Area IX requirement (6 credits)
Complete two additional history (HIST) courses at the 400-level. Credits earned in HIST 485 , HIST 498 or HIST 499 may only be applied toward history major requirements in Area IX.
Capstone (3 credits)
Complete one of the following:
Total minimum credits: 39
Core Curriculum Requirements
A minimum of 120 earned credit hours is required for graduation. These earned hours include the Core Curriculum Requirements as specified in the Core Curriculum section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum website, www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation requirements, see the Undergraduate Academic Policies and Procedures section of this catalog.
History Courses by Area
Area I - Western Civilization and World History
Area II - United States History Surveys
Area III - Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern Europe
Area V - United States History to 1877
Area VI - United States History since 1877
Area VII - The Traditional World
The following courses may be used to meet area requirements. The specific area, however, depends on the topic or topics addressed in the course.
(No more than six credits from HIST 498 and HIST 499 may be used toward the history major. Additionally, HIST 485, HIST 498 and HIST 499 may only be applied toward Area IX requirements.)