B.A. History

Program Admissions Requirements

There are no program admission requirements for the B.A. in History.

General Education

The listing below includes program requirements that also fulfill General Education requirements.

Objective 16
Objective 23
Objective 3 - MATH 1123 Recommended3
Objective 4 6
Objective 57
Objective 6 - HIST 1101, HIST 1102, HIST 1105, HIST 1106, HIST 1111, or HIST 1112, and one Objective 6 course from outside of History.6
Students must fulfill Objective 7 or Objective 83
Objective 7 - HIST 1100, HIST 1120, or HIST 1118
Objective 8 - HIST 2291
Objective 9 - HIST 2201, HIST 2251, HIST 2252, HIST 2254, or HIST 22553
Total Credits37

Major Requirements

World Regions and Historical Themes - Complete three classes from the following:9
History in Film (Fulfills Objective 7)
World History I (Partially Fulfills Objective 6)
World History II (Partially Fulfills Objective 6)
Foundations of Europe (Partially Fulfills Objective 6)
Modern Europe (Partially Fulfills Objective 6)
United States History I (Partially Fulfills Objective 6)
United States History II (Partially Fulfills Objective 6)
US History and Culture (Fulfills Objective 7)
Themes in World History (Fulfills Objective 7)
Women In U.S. History (Fulfills Objective 9)
Latin American History and Culture (Fulfills Objective 9)
Asian History and Culture (Fulfills Objective 9)
Middle East History and Culture (Fulfills Objective 9)
African History and Culture (Fulfills Objective 9)
Research Skills - Complete both of the following:6
Introduction to Research (Fulfills Objective 8)
History Seminar
Upper Division United States History - Complete two of the following:6
Early North America
Industrialization and Reform in the United States
Modern United States
Religion in American History
Topics in U.S. History
Federal Indian Relations
Idaho History
Women in the American West
American West
African American History
U.S. Environmental History
History of Energy
Atomic Age
American Military Experience
Cold War Culture in the U.S.
Historical Geography of Idaho
Upper division world, comparative, and non-U.S. history - Complete two of the following:6
History of Christianity
Religious Reformation and Conflict
Early Modern Europe
Slavery in History
Foodways in History
History of World Religions
French Revolution and Napoleon
Global Environmental History
Topics in Global History
Families in Former Times
Women in World History
History of Revolutions
Witchcraft and Magic
Topics in European History
Modern Irish History
Topics in Ancient History and Culture
Topics in Medieval History and Culture
Topics in Latin American History and Culture
Topics in Asian History and Culture
Topics in Middle East History and Culture
World War I
World War II and Holocaust
Islam in the Modern World
Modern Middle East
History of Empires
History of Disease, Medicine, and Society
Upper division history electives - take 9 credits of any upper division history course.9
Students in the accelerated BA to MA program can use a total of twelve credits of 5000-level graduate coursework from the History Department in any of these three areas:
Upper division United States History
Upper division world, comparative, and non-U.S. history
Upper division history electives
Total Credits36

Students who may want to pursue a graduate degree in History or a related discipline are urged to take at least two years of a foreign language.

​Degree Totals

Program Admission Requirements0
General Education37
Major Requirements (w/o General Education)27
Upper Division Free Electives12
Free Electives44
Total Credits120

ISU Degree Requirements

ISU General Education

Major Academic Plan (MAP)