• History, BA with Public History Track requires 120 credit hours.
  • 6 semester hours in US history beyond HY 221 and HY 222
  • 6 semester hours in Non-US History beyond HY 103 and HY 104
  • Students should take HY 290 in their Sophomore year or, for transfer students, in their first semester at UAH.
  • Students should take HY 490 in their Senior year.
  • Three History courses (9 semester hours) at the 400 level
  • Four public history courses from the following:
  • Students in the History, BA with Public History Track are not permitted to take the Public History minor
  • 36 of 120 credit hours must be taken at 300 level or higher.
  • an overall GPA of 2.5 or greater is required to enter the history major with public history track and once in the track, a 2.5 GPA in both history courses and overall must be maintained.

  • No more than 6 credit hours of HPE may count in degree requirements.
  • 12 of the last 18 credit hours must be taken at UAH, with an overall 25% of coursework taken at UAH.
  • No more than 60 credit hours from a two-year school can be applied toward a UAH degree. 
  • For graduation application instructions, see here.
Freshman Composition6
COLLEGE WRITING I
COLLEGE WRITING II
Humanities and Fine Arts12
12 hours of Humanities and Fine Arts chosen from the following categories below
Fine Arts: Choose one3
ARH SURV:ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SURV:RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR:NON-WESTERN TRADITIONS
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
THEATRE APPRECIATION
Literature: Choose one or two3-6
Students must have a two course sequence in either Literature or History.
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE I
MYTHOLOGY
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE 2
Humanities and Fine Arts: Choose one or two3-6
ARH SURV:ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SURV:RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR:NON-WESTERN TRADITIONS
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
THEATRE APPRECIATION
Intro to Rhetorical Communication
Any WLC 100 or 200 level 1
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
INTRO TO ETHICS
TECH, SCIENCE & HUMAN VALUES
INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC
INTRO WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES
Mathematics and Natural Sciences11
Mathematics: Choose one3
ALGEBRA WITH APPLICATIONS
FINITE MATHEMATICS
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA
PRECALCULUS TRIGONOMETRY
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA & TRIG
MATH PROFESSIONAL APPLICATIONS
CALCULUS A
Natural Sciences: Choose two8
EXPLORING THE COSMOS I
EXPLORING THE COSMOS II
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY
INTRO TO CHEMISTRY
and INTRO CHEMISTRY LAB
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB II
ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE
CLIMATE AND GLOBAL CHANGE
CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS
GENERAL PHYSICS I
GENERAL PHYSICS II
GEN PHYSICS W/CALCULUS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC III
History and Social and Behavioral Sciences
12 hours of History and Social and Behavioral Sciences chosen from the following categories below
History: Choose one or two3-6
WORLD HISTORY TO 1500
WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500
Social and Behavioral Sciences: Choose two or three
PRINC OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINC OF MICROECONOMICS
GLOBAL SYSTEMS AND CULTURES
WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
INTRO TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
INTRO TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I
LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY
ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS
INTRO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
SOCIOLOGICAL PERSP TECH & SCI
Pre-Professional13
Any WLC course at 100 or 200 level except for WLC 204
Pre-professional Electives
Choose 10 hours from the following categories above: Humanities, Fine Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Mathemaics and Lab Science. Only 6 hours Mathematics and Lab Science can be applied in this area.
History Courses
HY 221UNITED STATES TO 18773
HY 222UNITED STATES SINCE 18773
HY 290CRAFT OF HISTORY3
HY 490RESEARCH SEMINAR IN HY3
US History 300+ 6 semester hours6
Non US History 300+ 6 semester hours6
Public HY Electives 300+ 12 semester hours12
Minor Courses 18
Elective Courses
Elective hours vary by program, please see advisor. This History, BA requires 120 semester hours.
Total Semester Hours120
 

Additional Information

A student majoring in history with a public history track will find a variety of programs of study enabling her or him to develop depth and breadth in history and related areas from the other humanities, the social sciences, mathematics, and the natural sciences. Counseling is available in the History Department for programs of study in the following:

  • general
  • graduate school preparation
  • pre-professional training in library science and museum studies
  • public history
  • and more

Students are advised to declare a major and minor and obtain a Program of Study (POS) by the beginning of the sophomore year. Students initiate the POS by meeting with the College of Liberal Arts Academic Advisors in Morton Hall 220 and following up with a faculty advisor in the department to review and sign it. Note, that while a POS is a contract and maps out the selection of courses that a student needs to progress toward a degree, he or she can always change majors and/or minors, and even colleges, at any point.