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Program Requirements

In addition to the standard undergraduate degree requirements for history majors, students in the Accelerated B.A. in History and M.S. in Adolescence Education: Social Studies program are permitted to take 15 graduate credits during their senior year. Upon the successful completion of the normal 129 undergraduate credits required for graduation, the student will not receive the B.A. degree but will be given 15 credits of advanced standing in the M.S. program. After completing the remaining credits required in the M.S. program (18 to 21 credits), the student will be awarded both the B.A. in History and the M.S. in Adolescence Education: Social Studies (Grades 7 to 12).

Note: If the student elects to not enter or complete the M.S. program, he or she will be entitled to the B.A. degree in History upon the completion of the required 129 undergraduate credits.

To advance to the graduate portion of this accelerated degree program, you must meet the entrance requirements of the M.S. in Adolescence Education: Social Studies (Grades 7 to 12). That includes an overall and major GPA of 3.0.

Students majoring in history must meet the Core requirements and complete 6 credits from HIS 1 through 14, HIS 197 (Sophomore Seminar in Historical Methods) and HIS 198 (Senior Seminar in Historical Research). In addition to the two introductory courses, the sophomore seminar, and the senior seminar, students must complete eight advanced courses that cover both United States and non-US history.