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Major Requirements (510)

History majors must complete eleven, one-term, 3-credit courses in history with a grade of C or better in each course, according to the following guidelines:

  1. A maximum of four 100-level courses from among the following, with no more than two in any one area:

    • Global History: 01:506:110,112,113,114
    • European History: 01:510:101,102
    • U.S. History: 01:512:103,104

  2. A minimum of seven 200- through 400-level courses must be included, at least five of which must be at the 300- or 400- level, including a History Seminar (506:401,402) or Public History Internship (506:451). The History Seminar and Public History Internship may be taken in the junior or senior year only.
  3. Of the eleven total courses, at least two must be in each of the three following areas:

    • AREA 1: Global, African, Asian, Latin American, or Native American history (508 and selected 506 courses see here.)
    • AREA 2: European history (510)
    • AREA 3: United States History (512)

  4. At least one course in the history of premodern civilization must be included (i.e., in the period generally before 1500 A.D.).
        5.  At least 6 of the total number of courses must be taken at Rutgers-New Brunswick

        6. Please see the Transfer Policy in order to determine how transfer courses can be
            applied towards the History Major requirements.

        7. No more that two courses used to complete a major or minor in another department can be used to
            fulfill the requirements of the history major or minor.

        8. The history department does not accept CLEP test credits even for general elective credit.

You may download a major worksheet  that you can fill out and bring to your advisor, along with your transcript. 

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