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Academic Program Guide


College: Arts and Sciences
Degree: BA
Limited Access: No

Contact: Anne Kozar
Address: 421A Bellamy Building, Tallahassee, FL 32306
Phone: (850) 644-4494

Description of Major
The History major affords the student an opportunity to become familiar with the history of Western and World Civilization as well as the history of specialized regions, such as the United States, Europe, Latin America, the Mid-East, Asia and Africa. The large number of elective hours provided in this curriculum permits the student to concentrate on particular historical eras, themes, or regions. The Department of History also participates in several interdepartmental curricula and the Honors Program.

Prospective transfer students should contact (Arts & Sciences Admissions) with specific questions about admission and mapping requirements.

Prerequisite Coursework

Prerequisite Coursework: (6 hours)
Two introductory courses in History with an AFH, AMH, ASH, EUH, HIS, LAH, or WOH prefix.

Note: State-wide common prerequisites are always under review. For the most current information and for acceptable alternative courses, visit the “Common Prerequisites Manual.” This is available from the “Student Services” section of .

Requirements for graduation in the College of Arts and Sciences include:
The College of Arts and Science requires proficiency in a foreign language through the intermediate (2220 or equivalent) level or sign language through the advanced (2614 or equivalent) level.

Requirements for Progression to the Upper-Division Major
To be admitted, students must complete at least 52 hours of credit with an adjusted GPA of 2.00 on FSU coursework with at least half the required hours in General Education completed, including English composition and mathematics. In order to graduate, students must earn a minimum grade of C minus or higher in major and minor coursework, with a minimum GPA of 2.00 within both the major and minor.


Major Program of Studies at FSU: (39 hours*)
39 hours are required (including two World History courses if no European test credit has been earned).

At least 21 of these hours must be earned at FSU.

Students with history test credit (American or European AP, IB, or CLEP) should contact the departmental advisor before taking any of the courses below.

* Students entering FSU prior to Fall 2012 are required to complete 33 credits.

All of the following, or their equivalent (12 hours)
WOH 1023 (3) The Modern World to 1815 (community college equivalent EUH 1000 or WOH 1012)
WOH 1030 (3) The Modern World since 1815 (community college equivalent EUH 1001 or WOH1022)
AMH 2010 (3) A History of the United States to 1865
AMH 2020 (3) A History of the United States since 1865

27 additional hours in upper level history courses distributed as follows:
U. S. History: 6 hours
European History: 6 hours
Latin American or Asian or African or Russian History (in any combination): 6 hours
Two additional 3/4000-level history courses, any topic: 6 hours (Required of students entering Fall 2012 and after)
HIS 4935 (3) Senior Seminar (Topics vary).

Directed Individual Studies, Tutorials, and Honors work may not be counted toward the major. Students must complete a foreign language through the intermediate (2220 or equivalent) level. A minor (or second major) is required.

Minor Coursework: 12 hours in an approved minor area, or 15 hours in an approved interdepartmental minor or requirements as stated by the minor area.

Computer Skills Competency: (3 hours)
CGS 2060 (3), CGS 2100 (3), EME 2040 (3), HIS 4164 (3) or IFS 2116 (3) can be taken to meet this requirement for the major.

Oral Communication Competency: (0-3 hours)
Students must demonstrate the ability to orally transmit ideas and information clearly. This requirement may be met with an approved college-level course.

Minimum Program Requirements - Summary
Total Hrs. Required 120
General Education 36
Major Coursework 39
Minor Coursework 12
Computer Skills 3
Oral Competency 0-3
Foreign Language 0-12 (depending on placement)
Other Coursework 0
Electives 15-30

Mapping is FSU’s academic advising and monitoring system. Academic progress is monitored each Fall and Spring semester to ensure that students are on course to earn their degree in a timely fashion. Transfer students must meet mapping guidelines to be accepted into their majors. You may view the map for this major at

1. A minimum of 45 hours at the 3000 level or above, 30 of which must be taken at this University.
2. Half of the major course semester hours must be completed in residence at this University.
3. The final 30 hours must be completed in residence at this University.

Employment Information
Salary Information: National Association of Colleges and Employers, Occupational Outlook Handbook

Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Archivist, Researcher, Business Management Trainee, Biographer, Curator, Teacher (Secondary), Editor/Journalist, Peace Corps Worker, Writer, Information Specialist, Administrative Officer, Insurance Agent, Lawyer (with law degree), Librarian, Legislative Aide, Public Relations Specialist, Museum Guide, Tour Guide, Sales Personnel, Travel Agent, Historian (with grad. training), Banker, Securities Broker, Market Research Analyst.

Representative Employers: School Boards, Magazines, State Government, Government Agencies, Insurance Companies, Radio/TV, National Archives, Corporations, Travel Agencies, Departments of Defense, Interior, or State, Historic Preservation Boards, Consulting Agencies, Banks, Brokerage Firms, Chambers of Commerce, Museums.

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University

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