Undergraduate Degree Requirements

Requirements for a Major in History
Thirty-six semester hours of history including the following:
  • HIS 1305, HIS 1307, HIS 2365, HIS 2366 and HIS 2395
  • An additional six semester hours in American History
  • An additional six semester hours in European History
  • An additional six semester hours in Global history (African, Asian, Latin American, or Middle Eastern History)
  • An additional 3 semester hours of history electives
  • At least nine of the thirty-six semester hours must be at the "4000" level
  • Students completing World Cultures I, II, III, and IV in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core receive credit toward the major for HIS 1305 and HIS 1307
  • A grade of "C" or better must be earned in HIS courses used for the major
Requirements for a Major in History (Secondary Education Concentration)

Thirty-six semester hours of history including the following:

  • HIS 1305, 1307, 2365, 2366, and 2395
  • An additional six semester hours in American history
  • An additional six semester hours in European history
  • An additional six semester hours in Global history (African, Asian, Latin American, or Middle Eastern History)
  • An additional three semester hours of history electives
  • At least nine of the thirty-six semester hours must be at the "4000" level
  • Students completing World Cultures I, II, III, and IV in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core receive credit toward the major for HIS 1305 and 1307
  • A grade of "C" or better must be earned in HIS courses used for major

    Required courses in other fields:
  • TED 2112
  • TED 2340
  • TED 3340
  • TED 3341
  • TED 3385
  • TED 3386
  • TED 4341
  • TED 4640 and 4641 or TED 4642 and 4643
  • A grade of "B" or better must be earned in all TED courses
  • Students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher for certification
  • This program is designed for the students interested in history education and certification to teach secondary history.
Requirements for a Secondary Major in History
  • HIS 1305, 1307, 2365, 2366, and 2395
  • An additional six semester hours in American history
  • An additional six semester hours in European history
  • An additional six semester hours in Global history (African, Asian, Latin American, or Middle Eastern)
  • An additional three semester hours of history electives
  • At least nine of the thirty-six semester hours must be at the "4000" level
  • Students completing World Cultures I, II, III, and IV in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core receive credit toward the major for HIS 1305 and 1307
  • A grade of "C" or better must be earned in HIS courses used for major
Requirements for a Minor in History

Eighteen semester hours of history including the following:

  • Three courses from HIS 1305, 1307, 2365, or 2366
  • Nine of the eighteen semester hours must be at the "3000" or "4000" level
  • Students completing World Cultures I, II, III, and IV in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core receive credit toward the minor for HIS 1305 and HIS 1307

Recommended electives in other fields include courses from anthropology, English, modern languages and cultures, philosophy, political science, and sociology. A complete description of each course offered by the History Department is available on the course descriptions page.

Baylor University Requirements for All Bachelor of Arts Degrees

For full details on requirements for the BA, please see the university's Undergraduate Catalog. A suggested sequence for 2018/2019 degree requirements for a Bachelor of Arts is listed here.