Arch Dalrymple III Department of History

University of Mississippi

B.A. in History

The study of history explores our shared and diverse past, providing an essential context and perspective on the contemporary world. Studying history enhances a student’s ability to think and reason, to communicate effectively, and to organize systematically, evaluate, and interpret information. These are essential skills demanded of today’s young professionals and graduate students.

Students who enroll at the University of Mississippi after the 2014-15 academic year must use the course requirements for a B.A. in History listed below. .

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 120

See the General Education/Core Curriculum for the College of Liberal Arts.

Requirements for a B.A. in History
A major in history for the B.A. degree consists of a minimum of 33 semester hours, which may include a maximum of three survey-level courses (100-level courses) and must include an undergraduate seminar (a 400-level course). Of these 33 hours, students must take at least 6 hours in each of the department’s three main focus areas: a) American history, b) European history, and c) histories of other regions. The Arch Dalrymple III Department of History website has the list of courses that meet these three areas. History majors should also take courses that reflect the chronological diversity of course offerings.

Other Academic Requirements
A minimum grade of C is required in all History courses applied by a student toward either a major or minor in history.

A list of the regional designations for each course can be found here.

For a full list of courses, see the Arch Dalrymple III Department of History catalog.


 

Students who were enrolled at the University of Mississippi prior to the 2014-15 academic year may have the option to use the following course requirements for a B.A. in History.  Please contact your advisor for more information

Requirements for a B.A. in History
A MAJOR IN HISTORY FOR THE B.A. DEGREE consists of a minimum of 33 semester hours and must show a reasonable balance between United States and non-United States courses. All history majors must take History 120 and one other non-U.S. 100-level course (selected from HST 121, 160, 170 or 180). One additional 100-level course, including either of the U.S. surveys (HST 130 and 131), may also be applied to the major, but is not required. All history majors must also take one 400-level undergraduate seminar. At least six hours of 300- or 400-level courses must be outside United States history and outside European history since 1648. The following courses meet this last requirement: 301, 302, 305, 306, 307, 309, 310, 311, 317, 319, 321, 322, 323, 350, 351, 360, 361, 362, 363, 366, 367, 368, 370, 375, 381, 382, 383, 387, 388, 389, 481, 482, 498, and 499 may also be applied toward this requirement with the approval of the department chair.

Other Academic Requirements
A minimum grade of C is required in all History courses applied by a student toward either a major or minor in history.