Department of History

The History/Political Science Joint Major is numbered 514 in the university's list of majors.

This major is an integrated program consisting of 45 credit hours from the combined disciplines, and not less than twenty-one credits from each. At least twenty-seven (27) of the forty-five (45) credits must be at the 300 level or above. In political science, at least twelve of the credits must be at the 300-400 level. The student must take the History Workshop (506:299); it is recommended that you take the History Workshop before the end of sophomore year. The student must also take the History Seminar (506:401 or 402), or Public History Internship (506:451). All courses must be completed with grades of "C" or better.

The History Component of the History/Political Science Joint Major will include the following courses:

Advising and certification of History/Political Science Joint Majors is handled by the History Department's faculty.

Check your major with this worksheet, located pdf here (9 KB) . You can fill it out and bring it, along with your transcript, to your faculty advisor. 

*This change will go into effect May 2003. Students enrolled at Rutgers University prior to May 2003 will still need only 3 courses at the 300-400 level.

Upcoming Events

Thu Sep 23 @12:00PM - 01:30PM
Slavery + Freedom Studies Working Group: A Virtual Book Talk w/ Jessica Marie Johnson
Tue Sep 28 @11:00AM - 01:00PM
Elaine LaFay: RCHA Seminar
Fri Oct 01 @ 9:30AM - 02:00PM
Allen Howard: High School Teachers Institute
Tue Oct 05 @11:00AM - 01:00PM
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