Major and Minor Requirements

If you would like to become a history major, fill out a declaration of major form from the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Center (107 Oldfather Hall). Then consult with the chief advisor of the History Department, who will advise you about college and department requirements. To keep informed of the latest developments in the History Department, scholarships, special programs, and activities, frequently consult the Undergraduate Catalog Board located next to the elevators on the 6th floor of Oldfather Hall, or visit this website.  

History Major

The minimum requirement for a major in history is 32 credit hours, which must include the following:

  • Hist 250 and Hist 450 REQUIRED
  • Six credit hours in United States or Canadian history.
  • Six credit hours in European history (including British history).
  • Six credit hours in Latin American, Asian, and/or African history.
  • Six credit hours in the pre-1800 period.
  • Eighteen credit hours at the 300 and/or 400 level.
  • Complete an Academic Program Assessment at the time of graduation.
  • No more than 3 credit hours taken Pass/No Pass may be applied to a History major or minor, with the exception of HIST 398 (Internship).

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History Minor

  • 18 hours, including 6 hours in courses numbered 300 and above.

Dual Matriculation

It is possible to earn a B.A. from Arts and Sciences (majoring in History, for example) while getting certified to teach secondary education by being accepted in both Arts and Sciences and the College of Education and Human Sciences.  For more information, talk to the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Center, 107 Oldfather Hall.

Department of History course offerings can be viewed on the Undergraduate Courses webpage. 

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Undergraduate Chair

Dr. Gorman

Vanessa B. Gorman

Department of History
619 Oldfather Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588

Undergraduate Advisor

Dr. Tschetter

Ann M. Tschetter

Department of History
614 Oldfather Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588
Phone : (402) 472-3284

Main Office

612 Oldfather Hall
Phone : (402) 472-2414
Fax : (402) 472-8839