Bachelor of Arts in History

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Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for graduation with the bachelor of arts degree, each student enrolled in the program must meet the UW Tacoma scholastic standards (2.0 UW GPA), credits required (minimum 180) and the final-year residency requirement and complete the following program requirements:

  • Complete all general education requirements not met with transfer courses. See advisor for details.
  • Complete a minimum of 45 credits of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences course work. Some majors or concentrations may require more.
  • Complete a minimum of 45 credits of upper-division course work, including transfer courses and UW Tacoma courses.
  • Complete 5 credits of English composition with a minimum 2.0 grade. This must be completed in a student’s first two quarters at UW Tacoma.
  • Complete the requirements for a major or concentration (minors are optional).
  • No more than 15 elective credits can be taken for a Satisfactory/Not Satisfactory grade. See advisor for details.
  • Complete at least 45 of last 60 credits in residence at the University of Washington Tacoma.
  • Meet with an advisor to complete a graduation application no later than the second week of the quarter in which the student plans to graduate.

The History BA degree requires 60 credits. These will include the required Core courses and courses (30 credits). The choice of remaining elective History coursework (to reach a total of 60 credits) is entirely at the student's discretion. This coursework varies, however, depending on whether you have chosen to declare the general History major or one of the History thematic options. If you do the general History major, the remaining 30 credits of coursework must have a T HIST prefix, and 25 of those credits must be upper division. If you choose one of the thematic options, you must choose 30 elective credits from the approved course lists.

Note: IAS students may earn a maximum of 15 independent study (undergraduate research, directed reading, senior thesis or internship) credits. Internships may account for 10 of these credits.

Required Core Courses for all options: 30 credits

Required Option Courses: 30 Credits, 25 credits must be upper division courses

      Global History: 30 credits from List A

      Arts, Culture and Society: 30 credits from list B

      Labor and Social Movements: 30 credits from List C

      Power, Gender, and Indentity: 30 credits from List D