• History, BA Secondary Education requires 128 credit hours.
  • 39 of 128 credit hours must be taken at 300 level or higher.
  • Students must have a 2.5 GPA in major, minor, and overall.
  • 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.
  • 25% of the major, minor, and overall coursework must be earned at UAH.
  • No more than 64 credit hours from a two-year school can be applied toward a UAH degree. 
  • 3 semester hours in US history beyond HY 221 and HY 222 and HY 325 are required in the HY major.
  • 6 semester hours in Non-US History beyond HY 103 and HY 104 are required in the HY major.
  • Any double counting of classes must be approved through the CAHS Advising Office.
  • For graduation application instructions, see here.
Area I: Freshman Composition3-6
COLLEGE WRITING I
COLLEGE WRITING I W/STUDIO
COLLEGE WRITING II
ACCELERATED COLLEGE WRITING
HONORS ENGLISH SEMINAR
Area II: Humanities and Fine Arts*12
Fine Arts3
ARH SUR: ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SUR: RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR: WORLD ART
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
THEATRE APPRECIATION
INTRO TO FILM STUDIES
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
Literature3-6
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE I
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE 2
HONORS SEM READINGS LIT/CUL I
HONORS SEM READINGS LIT/CUL 2
LITERATURE WITHOUT BORDERS
MYTHOLOGY
PROTEST LITERATURE
HEROES &/OR MONSTERS
LOVE &/OR ROMANCE
SPECULATIVE REALITIES
Humanities and Fine Arts3-6
Intro to Rhetorical Communication
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I: SPANISH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I: ARABIC
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:FRENCH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:GERMAN
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:JAPANESE
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:RUSSIAN
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:SPANISH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II: ARABIC
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:FRENCH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:GERMAN
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:JAPANESE
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:RUSSIAN
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:SPANISH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG I: ARABIC
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:FRENCH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:GERMAN
INTERM FOREIGN LANG: JAPANESE
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:RUSSIAN
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:SPANISH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II: ARABIC
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:FRENCH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:GERMAN
INTERM FORGN LANG II:JAPANESE
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:RUSSIAN
INTERNATIONAL CINEMA
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
INTRO TO ETHICS
INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC
TECH, SCIENCE & HUMAN VALUES
INTRO WOMENS/GENDER/SEXLTY STU
ANCIENT & MEDIEVAL WORLDS
ARH SUR: ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SUR: RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR: WORLD ART
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
THEATRE APPRECIATION
INTRO TO FILM STUDIES
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
Area III: Mathematics and Sciences11-12
Mathematics3-4
NATURE OF MATHEMATICS
ALGEBRA WITH APPLICATIONS
FINITE MATHEMATICS
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA
PRECALCULUS TRIGONOMETRY
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA & TRIG
MATH PROFESSIONAL APPLICATIONS
CALCULUS A
INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS
Natural Sciences (Lab)8
SURVEY OF ASTRONOMY
EXPLORING THE COSMOS I
EXPLORING THE COSMOS II
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
and LABORATORY
ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY
and ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY LAB
HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I
INTRO TO CHEMISTRY
and INTRO CHEMISTRY LAB
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB II
GENERAL, ORGANIC, BIOCHEMISTRY
and INTRO CHEMISTRY LAB
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
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB III
Area IV: History and Social and Behavioral Sciences*12
History3-6
WORLD HISTORY TO 1500
WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500
UNITED STATES TO 1877
UNITED STATES SINCE 1877
Social and Behavioral Sciences6-9
WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
PRINC OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINC OF MICROECONOMICS
GLOBAL SYSTEMS AND CULTURES
INTRO TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
INTRO TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS
INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I
LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY
ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS
INTRO TO CRIMINOLOGY

* Take either 1 EH (Area II) + 2 HY (Area IV) <OR> 2 EH (Area II) + 1 HY (Area IV). In Area V, take no more than six hours in a single discipline from Areas II, III, or IV.  Area V should cover a breadth of disciplinary study.

Area V: Pre-Professional24
HY 221 and HY 222 will count in Pre-Professional area and the HY major. They may not also count in Area IV of the GER. The hours only count once towards overall credit hours.
Pre-professional electives: Choose 17 hours from the following categories above: Literature, Humanities, Fine Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Mathematics and Lab Science.
History Major Requirements 133
HY 221UNITED STATES TO 18773
HY 222UNITED STATES SINCE 18773
HY 300CRAFT OF HISTORY 23
HY 325HISTORY OF ALABAMA3
HY 490RESEARCH SEMINAR IN HY 33
US History 300+ 3 semester hours3
Non US History 300+ 6 semester hours6
HY Electives 300+ 6 semester hours6
3 Hours HY elective, at the 200+ level3
1

Students must take three History courses (9 semester hours) at the 400+ level.

No more than two classes from the following count toward the major: HY 310, HY 311, HY 312, HY 410, HY 492, HY 493, HY 494, or HY 495.

2

Students should take HY 300 in their Sophomore year or, for transfer students, in their first semester at UAH.

3

Students should take HY 490 in their Senior year.

Education Requirements
ED 301INTRO TO EDUCATION PRACTICUM1
ED 307MULTICULTURAL FND EDUCATION3
ED 308EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY3
EDC 301TCHG THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILD3
EDC 311INSTR STRATEGIES INCLUSIVE CLR3
ED 309CLASSROOM & BEHAVIOR MGMT3
ED 350TECHNOLOGY IN CLASSROOM3
ED 408TCHG READING/CONTENT AREA3
ED 410FOUNDATIONS EDUC EVALUAT3
ED 424TCHNG SOC STUD MID & SEC SCH I3
ED 497HIGH SCHOOL INTERNSHIP12
Total Semester Hours128
 
 

Additional Information

A history major can pursue related programs to develop depth and breadth in history and related areas. Advising is available in the History Department for programs of study in the following. Counseling is available in the History Department for programs of study in the following:

  • general
  • secondary school teaching
  • graduate school preparation
  • pre-professional and pre-law preparation
  • international studies
  • public history
  • and more

Students are advised to declare a major and minor and obtain a Program of Study (POS) by meeting with the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Academic Advisors and following up with a faculty advisor in the department to review 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.