May 20, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

History, BA (42-420) (4 Year Guide)


This guide is valid for this Undergraduate Catalog only and is subject to change. This guide is a recommendation only and your actual program may vary. The time it takes to complete a degree and the sequence in which courses are taken will depend on any credits transferred to UCM and on placement in math and writing. See the current Undergraduate Catalog for a complete listing of academic policies, curriculum, prerequisites, and course descriptions.

Suggested Schedule


Freshman Year - Fall Semester


Semester Total: 15 Hours


Semester Total: 15 Hours


Sophomore Year - Fall Semester


Semester Total: 15 Hours


Sophomore Year - Spring Semester


Semester Total: 15 Hours


Junior Year - Fall Semester


Semester Total: 15 Hours


Junior Year - Spring Semester


  • Upper-Level Elective in American History (3)
  • Upper-Level Elective in World History (3) #
  • Free Choice Electives (9)

Semester Total: 15 Hours


Senior Year - Fall Semester


  • Upper-Level Elective in World History (6) #
  • Upper-Level Elective in History (3)
  • Free Choice Electives (6)

Semester Total: 15 Hours


Senior Year - Spring Semester


Semester Total: 15 Hours


History Major, BA Degree - 120 hours


  • A grade of C or better is required in all major courses.
  • * Must earn a 2.50 combined GPA in the following courses: HIST 1350 , HIST 1351 , HIST 1400 , HIST 1401 , and HIST 1402 . Students must apply for admission to the major program after completion of the five survey courses. See History (Wood 136, 660-543-4404).
  • ** The 12 hour of modern foreign language must be from the same language.
  • *** UNIV 1400  is a free choice elective and is highly recommended for academic success. If UNIV 1400  is chosen, 1 less hour of free choice electives will be needed.
  • # A minimum of three hours of world history must be non-western history, or HIST 4452  or HIST 4453 .
  • ## HIST 4500  Senior Capstone in History is usually only offered in the spring semesters and has HIST 3010  The Historian’s Craft as a prerequisite. Students may not take HIST 3010  and HIST 4500  in the same semester.
  • 10 This course fulfills Competency 10 - Integration in the General Education program. The hours count in the major, not in general education.
  • This major does not build in the minimum number (30) of upper-level credit hours required for graduation. Be sure to include upper-level choices (3000/4000) in your major electives, general education, and/or free choice electives.
  • To satisfy the General Education Assessment (GEA) Policy, students must take the GEA after they earn 60 credit hours but before earning 75 credit hours. Transfer students who have more than 60 hours earned should take the exam during their second semester at UCM. Students must achieve a passing score of 425 to meet graduation requirements. Students may register for the GEA through MyCentral. Contact UCM Testing Services (HUM 216, 660-543-4919, testingservices@ucmo.edu) for more information.