Degree Requirements

Because of the implementation of the new General Education Program, there are currently two programs of study for the History major:

For students who entered SJU before the fall of 2010, or transfer students who entered SJU on the GEP curriculum.

GEP Common Courses (See Curricula): six courses

GEP University Distribution (See Curricula): fourteen courses, including

Social/Behavioral Science:

POL 101

Introduction to American Government and Politics

POL 103

Introduction to Comparative Politics

 

or

POL 105

Introduction to International Politics

GER Electives: any eight courses

Major Concentration:

HIS 201-202

History of the United States

and ten approved courses at the 203 or above.

Besides HIS 1011-1021 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 either Latin American or Asian history. A major must take at least two seminars/colloquia (400 level) in any area offered, one in the junior year and one in the senior year. At least two courses at the 203 or above level must be before 1800. The seminars/colloquia will also count to satisfy the area or time requirements for 203 level 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.

For students who entered SJU in the fall of 2010 or later, or transfer students who entered SJU on the GEP.

GEP Signature Courses (See Curricula): six courses

GEP Variable Courses (See Curricula): six to nine courses, including

Social/Behavioral Sciences:

Any 100 level POL

GEP Overlays (See Curricula):

GEP Electives: ten courses

Major Concentration:

HIS 201-202

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 either Latin American or Asian history. A major must take at least two seminars (400 level) in any area offered, one in the junior year and one in the senior year. At least two courses at the 203 or above level must be 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.

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