Major Degree Requirements
Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts degree in History must complete all the core degree requirements as stated in the University catalog. All history majors must receive a grade of “C” or above in all history courses. Lastly, senior history majors must pass a departmental comprehensive examination in history as part of enrollment in HI 451 Historiography.
Major in History (36 semester hours in History)
The following history courses (36 hours) must be completed for the major:
Introductory History Courses: 12 hours (Minimum)
Any four (4) lower-division (100- or 200-level) history courses but at least one lower-division course must be American history and at least one lower-division course must be World history.
Intermediate History Courses: 15 hours (Minimum)
Any five (5) upper-division (i.e., 300-level or above—excluding HI 399, HI 451, and HI 499 below) history courses but at least two upper-division courses must be American history and at least two upper-division courses must be World history.
Advanced Courses in History: 9 hours
HI 399 Historical Research (Must be completed at Avila University.)
HI 451 Historiography (Must be completed at Avila University.)
HI 499 Senior Thesis (Capstone Course in the Major and must be completed at Avila University.)
In addition, the following coursework from other disciplines must be completed for the major in History:
Foreign Language: Completion of a minimum of two semesters (a minimum of 6-10 credit hours) of the same college-level foreign language.
University Functional Computer Literacy Requirement in the Major: Met by completion of both HI 399 Historical Research and HI 451 Historiography at Avila University.