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History Department

BA - History

Courses offered under this program are planned for those who wish a general liberal education, for those who want a broad foundation for any one of the social sciences, for those who desire advanced degrees in the field of history, and for those who wish to secure the teaching credential.

University Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the Policies and Procedures.

4-Year Program Roadmap

Students may find a roadmap for this program here. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example, course grade minimums). Associate Transfer Degrees (ADT) pathway roadmaps can be found here.


Course Requirements

University Graduation Requirements38
Core Lower Division General Education33
Of the 39 units required by the university, 6 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a "C-" or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Note: Students who have completed the ADT Transfer Degree (under SB 1440) for this major will have completed all Lower Division GE Requirements and should follow the 60 unit guarantee roadmap. Meet with an advisor prior to registering for your first semester for the 60 unit roadmap or specific questions.
Upper Division General Education3
Of the 9 units required by the university, 6 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.
American Institutions
The 6 units of American Institutions (US123) coursework shown below also fulfills GE Areas D2 and D3. Other courses meet the American Institutions requirement, but may not include additional GE areas. The American Studies (AMS 1A/B) and Humanities Honors (HUM 1A/B, 2A/B) programs both offer larger integrated packages that meet this requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Consult Major Advisor for department recommended coursework to meet GE requirement.
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement3
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see http://testing.sjsu.edu/wst. Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at http://info.sjsu.edu/gwar.html.
A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement.
Requirements of the Major50
Lower Division Major Requirements15
HIST 099. History Fundamentals3
Complete one sequence from:
World History Sequence
HIST 001A. World History to 15003
HIST 001B. World History from 15003
Western Civilization Sequence
HIST 010A. Western CivilizationD23
HIST 010B. Western CivilizationD23
Complete one sequence from:
US History Sequence
HIST 015. Essentials of U.S. History D2+US13
POLS 015. Essentials of U.S. & California Government D3+US233
6 units of the GE requirement can be fulfilled by choosing the HIST 015 and POLS 015 courses among the major requirement.
American People Sequence
HIST 020A. History of the American PeopleUS13
HIST 020B. History of the American PeopleUS13
Upper Division Major Requirements35
Students who fulfill SJSU Studies Area S with HIST 188 and/or SJSU Studies Area V with HIST 153 or HIST 155 will complete the major with 33 or 34 upper-division units and thus will need additional upper-division courses to meet the minimum University graduation requirement of 40 upper-division units. Such students should take an additional upper-division History course.
HIST 100W. History Writers' WorkshopZ3
HIST 102. Historiography4
Field of Study Courses28
Upper-division History courses are divided into 4 fields of study: Ancient & Medieval, Modern Europe, United States, and World. 28 units of upper-division courses must include 2 from one field, 2 courses from a second field, 1 course from a third field, and 2 from any field for a total of 7 courses. Among those 7 courses, students must select at least 2 Advanced Topics and at least 2 pre-1750 courses. Consult History advisor for details
University Electives and/or Minor32
Minor recommended, but not required; consult history advisor

Total Units:120

A checklist of requirements is available in department office.