History - Bachelor of Arts

The undergraduate history major consists of at least 36 credits in the major field, 21 credits of which must be numbered 300 or above. All courses must be passed with grades of C- or higher, and none may be taken on an S/U basis. Electives must be carefully selected by the student and approved by a Department of History advisor so that the student's program is well tailored to individual goals. All majors must be advised prior to registration.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications10
English Composition - Level 1 1
English Composition - Level 2 1
Oral Communication 1
Area II: Mathematics 1,23-4
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences10-11
Area III: Laboratory Sciences (4 credits) 1
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course 1
Either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences or Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (4 credits or 3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities
Choose one HIST course from the following to satisfy the Area V requirement and another one to satisfy the General Edcation elective requirement:3
Making History3
World History I3
World History II3
Western Civilization I3
Western Civilization II3
United States History I3
United States History II3
Islamic Civilizations to 18003
Islamic Civilizations since 18003
East Asia to 16003
East Asia since 16003
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective3
Viewing A Wider World 36
Departmental/College Requirements
A total of 15 credits of lower-division HIST courses are required.15
Making History3
Western Civilization I3
Western Civilization II3
World History I3
World History II3
United States History I3
United States History II3
East Asia to 16003
East Asia since 16003
Islamic Civilizations to 18003
Islamic Civilizations since 18003
Colonial Latin America3
Modern Latin America3
Required Course
Students should take HIST 398 in their Junior year, if possible.
HIST 398Historians and History 53
Select at least 18 credits of upper-division courses, excluding HIST 398. At least 6 credits of upper-division courses must be at the 400 or above level. 518
Second Language Requirement: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120
Select sufficient electives to bring total credits to 120, including 48 upper-division credits. 644-46
Total Credits120

Second Language Requirement

For the Bachelor of Arts in History there is no second language requirement for the degree.

Secondary Licensure

History majors who are planning on pursuing certification as public school teachers should take the following six courses in preparation. These six courses will complete approximately half of the course work necessary for students to earn teaching licensure in New Mexico. After completing the undergraduate degree in History with a grade point average of 2.5 or above, the student should apply to the Graduate School for admission to the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the Teacher Education Program in the College of Education to pursue the remaining courses needed to complete secondary licensure.

Prefix Title Credits
Required Courses
EDUC 315Multicultural Education3
EDLT 368Integrating Technology with Teaching3
SPED 350Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society3
EDUC 381Secondary Field Experience3
EDUC 530Exploration in Education 13
Total Credits15

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 1130G Survey of Mathematics and ENGL 1110G Composition I. The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester 1Credits
ENGL 1110G Composition I 1 4
MATH 1130G Survey of Mathematics 1 3
FYEX 1112 The Freshman Year Experience 3
General Education HIST Elective Course 3
Area IV: Social and Behavioral Science Course 2 3
Elective Course 1
 Credits17
Semester 2
Choose from one of the following: 3
Introduction to Communication  
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture  
General Education HIST Elective Course 2 3
HIST Elective Course 3
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts Course 2 3
Minor (or Elective) Course 3
 Credits15
Second Year
Semester 1
ENGL 2221G Writing in the Humanities and Social Science 1 3
HIST Elective Course 3
Area III: Laboratory Science Course 2 4
Minor (or Elective) Course 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits16
Semester 2
HIST Elective Course 3
HIST Elective Course 3
Area III: Laboratory Science Course OR Area IV: Social and Behavioral Science Course 2 3-4
Minor (or Elective) Course 3
Upper-Division Elective Course 3
 Credits15-16
Third Year
Semester 1
HIST 398 Historians and History 3
HIST Upper-Division Elective Course 3
Upper-Division Minor (or Elective) Course 3
Elective Course 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits15
Semester 2
VWW: Viewing a Wider World Course 3 3
HIST Upper-Division Elective Course 3
HIST Upper-Division Elective Course 3
Upper-Division Minor (or Elective) Course 3
Upper-Division Elective Course 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Semester 1
VWW: Viewing a Wider World Course 3 3
HIST 400-Level or Above Elective Course 3
HIST Upper-Division Elective Course 3
Upper-Division Elective Course 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits15
Semester 2
HIST 400-Level or Above Elective Course 3
HIST Upper-Division Elective Course 3
Upper-Division Elective Course 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits120-121