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    May 14, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

History B.A.


TOTAL DEGREE HOURS: 120

The discipline of History embraces a diverse world of ideas, peoples, and events. Our faculty seek to inform and to question, to provoke and to challenge our students to a higher level of understanding of the past. History at the University of South Florida (USF) offers the student an opportunity to explore civilizations from around the globe and from the ancient through contemporary eras. Students are encouraged to move beyond traditional memorization of material to a critical level of thinking, analysis, and synthesis. Accomplished History majors are attractive to all kinds of employers in any number of fields, as well as to graduate and professional schools. USF History alumni may be found in such diverse professions as law, medicine, business, government, foreign-service, politics, and education.

University Admissions


Admission to the University is based on the University’s Undergraduate Admission Requirements that may be found by clicking on the following urls:

For Admission information specific to the College of Arts & Sciences, see the information at College of Arts and Sciences .

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites


Students wishing to transfer to USF should complete an A.A. degree at a Florida College System institution. Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university.

If a student wishes to transfer without an A.A. degree and has fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the student must meet the university’s entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.

Transfer students are also required to comply with the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university.

Students should complete the following prerequisite courses at the lower level prior to entering the university. If these courses are not taken at a Florida college System institution, they must be completed before the degree is granted.

  • AFH XXXX or AMH XXXX or EUH XXXX or WOH XXXX or LAH XXXX or ASH XXXX or HIS XXXX - 6 total credit hours

Required Courses: (30 credit hours)


Major Core Courses: 2 courses; 6 credit hours


Major (Restricted) Electives: 24 Credit Hours


Research Skills, Practical Experience, Professional Development or Historical Methods Requirement: 1 course; 3 credit hours


Select one course from the following list:

Lower-Level Course Requirement: 1 course; 3 credit hours


Select one lower-level course from the following list.

Note: The lower-level course may not be the same course taken to meet the State Mandated Common Prerequisites requirement.

Upper-Level Course Requirement: 6 courses, 18 credit hours


Select six 3000- and/or 4000-level courses from the following suggested list.

Note: HIS 3938  Major Issues in History may be taken three times (three different topics), as part of this requirement.

GPA Requirements


Major GPA (All USF courses which are applied to major requirements):  2.0
General Education GPA (All USF courses which are applied to General Education requirements):   2.0
USF GPA:  2.0
Overall GPA 2.0

Grading Requirements


A C- or better to meet major course requirements unless specified elsewhere. Will vary by area.

Note:  Some USF courses have higher grade criteria to meet prerequisite knowledge necessary for progression into higher level courses.

Residency Requirements


Department and College of Arts & Sciences Major Academic Residency Requirement - 50% of major must be completed at USF.

USF Academic Residency Requirement - 30 of the last 60 hours earned must be from USF.

Other Requirements


Research Opportunities


Undergraduate students in any degree program are able to participate in undergraduate research. Several options exist to show mentored undergraduate research activity on a student’s official transcript. Those who wish to enroll in an undergraduate research course should consult with their academic advisor to understand how the credit will apply towards the degree requirements. If no credit is needed, students may be eligible to enroll in the 0-credit IDS 4914  course. This course will not impact degree credits or GPA but will show on an official transcript and document the experience. The Office of Undergraduate Research is able to assist with further inquiries.

Advising Information


USF students schedule advising appointments online through USF Archivum Platform.   Students are encouraged to meet with their advisor each semester to discuss courses planning, degree progression, and career preparation. 

Tampa Campus Website:  https://www.usf.edu/arts-sciences/students/academic-advising/index.aspx
For questions, email HistoryAdvise@usf.edu.

St Campus Pete Websitehttps://stpetersburg.usf.edu/academic-advising
For questions, email advising@usfsp.edu.

Sarasota-Manatee Campus Website:  http://sarasotamanatee.usf.edu/academic-advising
For questions, email sar-advising@usf.edu.

4 Year Plan of Study - History B.A.


NOTES:

Potential Entry Level Job Titles:

  • Associate Attorney
  • Attorney/Lawyer
  • High School Teacher

Potential Entry Level Salary Range:

  • $51,000 - $89,000

Year 1


Semester 1 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 2 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 3 (Summer)


Total Credit Hours: 3

Year 2


Semester 4 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 13

Semester 5 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 13

Semester 6 (Summer)


  • General/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3

Total Credit Hours: 3

Year 3


Semester 7 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 12

Semester 8 (Spring)


  • General/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Major Elective – Upper-Level Credit(s): 3
  • Major Elective – Upper-Level Credit(s): 3
  • Major Elective – Upper-Level Credit(s): 3

Total Credit Hours: 12

Semester 9 (Summer)


  • General/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3 (Study Abroad Recommended)

Total Credit Hours: 3

Year 4


Semester 10 (Fall)


  • Upper-Level Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Upper-Level Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Major Elective – Upper-Level Credit(s): 3
  • Major Elective – Research Skills, Practical Experience, Professional Development or Historical Methods Credit(s): 3
  • TGEH - High Impact Practice  - CST - Capstone  Credit(s): 3

Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 11 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 16

2 Year Plan of Study - History B.A.


NOTES:

Year 1


Semester 1 (Fall)


  • Major Elective - 2000-Level Credit(s): 3
  • ✳️HIS 3002 - Historical Methods and Materials  Credit(s): 3 
  • Upper-Level Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Major Elective – Upper-Level Credit(s): 3
  • Foreign Language Requirement Credit(s): 4

Total Credit Hours: 16

Semester 2 (Spring)


  • Foreign Language Requirement Credit(s): 4
  • Major Elective – Upper-Level Credit(s): 3
  • Major Elective – Upper-Level Credit(s): 3
  • Major Elective – Upper-Level Credit(s): 3

Total Credit Hours: 13

Semester 3 (Summer)


  • General/Unrestricted Elective (Study Abroad Recommended) Credit(s): 3

Total Credit Hours: 3

Year 2


Semester 4 (Fall)


  • Upper-Level Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Major Elective – Upper-Level Credit(s): 3
  • Major Elective – Upper-Level Credit(s): 3
  • Major Elective – Research Skills, Practical Experience, Professional Development or Historical Methods Credit(s): 3
  • Upper-Level Elective Credit(s): 3

Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 5 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 13