To fulfill the requirements for a bachelor of arts in history, students must complete the following history courses: Comparing World Civilizations (HIS-103), Growth of Western Culture (HIS-111), American History to 1865 (HIS-203), and American History Since 1865 (HIS-204); two courses in U.S. history; one course in European history; one non-Western history course; five history courses above American History Since 1865 (HIS-204) or in a related field as recommended by the student’s advisor to fulfill a concentration focused on a geographical region, time period, or theme; three-credit hour senior research project and a minimum three-credit hour internship are also required.
Twelve credits must be completed in a related field (e.g., political science) or a structured minor (any discipline).
Students within the department must maintain a minimum 2.0 G.P.A. in courses taken at D’Youville in their major subject area.
A core requirement history course must be taken before any 300-level history course, unless the individual has a B average in high school social science.
|Liberal Arts and Science Electives||63|
Course Requirements for the Major
Four courses from the History Core
|HIS-103||Comparing World Civilizations||3|
|HIS-111||Growth of Western Culture||3|
|HIS-203||American History to 1865||3|
|HIS-204||American History Since 1865||3|
Two United States History Courses
|HIS||Any courses in US history except HIS-203 and HIS-204 fulfill the requirement||6|
Two Non-United States History Courses
|HIS||One course must be in European history and one must be non-Western history to fulfill the requirement. HIS-103 and HIS-111 do not fulfill this requirement||6|
Five Upper-Division History Courses (Concentration)
|HIS||Concentration in a US or Non-US history track may be focused on geographical region, time period, or theme in consultation with a History Department advisor||15|
|HIS-450||Senior Research Project||3|
In other academic areas required for the major
Related field in one of the following:
- Any discipline
- Foreign Languages
- Political Science
Applicants must meet the following three criteria:
- Combined SAT scores of at least 980 (or ACT equivalent score of 19)
- A high school average of at least 80 percent
- A high school rank in the upper half of the class
Students must have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.33. Transfer credits will be determined on a case-by-case basis to assess adaptability to curriculum requirements.
Each student accepted into the program must submit a letter of intent prior to course registration.