Students are expected to complete the writing requirement while in the process of taking the courses below. Students are also expected to complete the general education international (GE-N) and diversity (GE-D) requirements concurrently with another general education requirement (typically, GE-C, H, or S).

To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold. These courses must be completed by the terms as listed above in the Critical Tracking criteria.

This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
HIS 3942 History Practicum (Critical Tracking; recommended in the first year) 3
State Core Gen Ed Composition; Writing Requirement 3
State Core Gen Ed Humanities 3
State Core Gen Ed Mathematics 3
Foreign language 3-5
 Credits15-17
Semester Two
Quest 1 (Gen Ed Humanities) 3
History course (Critical Tracking; 2000 level or above) 3
Science laboratory (Gen Ed Biological or Physical Sciences) 1
State Core Gen Ed Biological or Physical Sciences 3
Foreign language 3-5
 Credits13-15
Semester Three
Quest 2 (Gen Ed Biological or Physical Sciences; area not taken in semester two) 1 3
History course (Critical Tracking; Gen Ed Humanities; 2000 level or above) 3
Gen Ed Physical Sciences 1 3
Electives or foreign language if 4-3-3 option 6
 Credits15
Semester Four
History course (Critical Tracking; 3000 level or above) 3
State Core Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences 2 3
Gen Ed Mathematics 3
Electives 6
 Credits15
Semester Five
History courses (3000 level or above) 6
Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Gen Ed Composition; Writing Requirement 3
Elective 3
 Credits15
Semester Six
History courses (3000 level or above; Critical Tracking) 6
Gen Ed Biological Sciences 3
Electives (3000 level or above, not in major) 6
 Credits15
Semester Seven
Select one: 3
History Research Seminar: US (Critical Tracking)  
History Research Seminar: Africa (Critical Tracking)  
History Research Seminar: Asia (Critical Tracking)  
History Research Seminar: Europe (Critical Tracking)  
History Research Seminar (Critical Tracking)  
History Research Seminar: Latin America (Critical Tracking)  
History Research Seminar: World History (Critical Tracking)  
HIS 4970 Senior Thesis (if honors candidate) 2
History course (3000 level or above; Critical Tracking) 3
Electives (3000 level or above, not in major) 6
Elective 3
 Credits17
Semester Eight
HIS 4970 Senior Thesis (if honors candidate) 2
History courses (3000 level or above) 6
Electives (3000 level or above, not in major) 6
Elective 1
 Credits15
 Total Credits120-124