Requirements for the History Major
GEP Signature Courses (See Curricula): six courses
GEP Variable Courses (See Curricula): six to nine courses, including
Any 100 level POL
GEP Overlays (See Curricula):
GEP Electives: ten courses
History of the United States
and ten approved courses at the 203 or above level.
Besides HIS 154 and HIS 201-202, a history major will be required to complete at least: one upper division course in American history, one upper division course in European history, and one course in non-Western history. A major must take at least two seminars (400 level) in any area offered, ideally one in the junior year and one in the senior year. At least two courses at the 203 or above level address the world before 1800. The seminars will also count to satisfy the area or time requirements for 203 or above courses. Credit can be given for appropriate Honors courses or courses taken in foreign programs. History majors with credit transferred from other institutions must complete at least four courses taught by the history faculty of Saint Joseph’s University. Students who undertake a double major that includes history must consult the chair or department advisor for assistance in scheduling history courses.