The degree map is a term-by-term sample course schedule to make it easier for you to understand how to graduate in four years with a degree in History. The actual sequence of courses may differ for each student. Please consult with your advisor about the best path for you.

Credits to Graduate with a BA in French

120
A Bachelor of Arts degree in History requires 120 credits. With 5 classes a semester, this puts you on track to graduate in 4 years. A minimum gpa of 2.0 is required.

Credits for Major in French

36
To qualify as a major, 36 credits are required. All 36 credits are taken in history.

General Education Credits Required for a BA in History

30
To satisfy the general education requirements, 30 credits are required. However, some courses may fulfill both major and general education requirements. Be sure to discuss your courses with your advisor.

First Year

Course Credits
FYS 0952-110
First Year Seminar
General Education Requirement
4 credits
ENG 0122-107
Art & Craft of Writing
General Education Requirement
3 credits
HIS 0136-101/105
Select 1 course from above
BA History/General Education Requirement
3 credits
Social Sciences Elective
1 of 2 courses
General Education Requirement
3 credits
Foreign Language Course¹
Level I
BA History/General Education Requirement
3 credits
16 credits

¹Students may elect to sit for language competency exam.

Course Credits
HIS 0136-102/106
Select 1 course from above
BA History/General Education Requirement
3 credits
Social Sciences Elective
2 of 2 courses
General Education Requirement
3 credits
Quant Reasoning Elective
1 of 2 courses
General Education Requirement
3-4 credits
Social Sciences Elective
2 of 2 courses
General Education Requirement
3 credits
Foreign Language Course
Level II
BA History/General Education Requirement
3 credits
15-16 credits

Second Year

Course Credits
Foreign Language Course
Level III
BA History/General Education Requirement
3 credits
HIS 0136-201
Sophomore Seminar in Research Skills
BA History/General Education Requirement
3 credits
1st Geographic History Elective
Select 1 course from this topic
BA History Requirement
3 credits
Natural Science
Select 1 course
General Education Requirement
3-4 credits
Quant Reasoning Elective
2 of 2 courses
General Education Requirement
3-4 credits
15-17 credits
Course Credits
Foreign Language Course
Level IV
BA History Requirement
3 credits
2nd Geographic History Elective
Select 1 course from this topic
BA History
3 credits
1st Geographic History Elective
Select 1 course from this topic
BA History Requirement
3 credits
Math, Computing & Logic Elective
Select 1 course
General Education Requirement
3-4 credits
PRE- 1750 Course
Select 1 course from this topic
BA History Requirement
3 credits
15-16 credirs
  • If you live on campus, run for the Executive Board of the Residential Student Association
  • Participate in diversity programs like out for lunch, and dinner and dialogue, which sparks informational conversations with staff and faculty members who are a part of the Adelphi community.
  • Participate in a CORE and Safe Zone Training.
  • Search Handshake for a job on campus to start building relevant experience. Set up your LinkedIn profile.

Third Year

Course Credits
Select A Course Focus
Historiographical/Research
BA History Requirement
3 credits
1st Geographic History Elective
Select 1 course from this topic
BA History Requirement
3 credits
2nd Geographic History Elective
Select 1 course from this topic
BA History Requirement
3 credits
Arts Elective
1 of 2 courses
General Education Requirement
3 credits
Communication Elective
Select 1 course: Written
General Education Requirement
3 credits
15 credits
Course Credits
2nd Geographic History Elective
Select 1 course from this topic
BA History Requirement
3 credits
3rd Geographic History Elective
Select 1 course from this topic
BA History Requirement
3 credits
HIS 0136-250²
Geography in History
BA History STEP Requirement
3 credits
Arts Elective
2 of 2 courses
General Education Requirement
3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
15 credits

²Required for STEP Adolescent

*Note: Only 3 credits in each 1st geographic hist., 2nd geographic hist. and 3rd geographic history elective can be at the 100-level.

  • If you live on campus, apply to be an Resident Assistant
  • Look into a study abroad program that allows you to cultivate your passions.
  • Time to take a bigger role! Run for an executive board position in an organization you are apart of.
  • Prepare your resume and your LinkedIn profile, and have them reviewed by a counselor at the Center for Career and Professional Development. Discover Alumnifire to connect with alumni.

Fourth Year

Course Credits
HIS 0136-400
Senior Research Seminar
BA History Requirement
3 credits
History Elective
Select 1 course
BA History Requirement
3 credits
3rd Geographic History Elective
Select 1 course from this topic
BA History Requirement
3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
15 credits
Course Credits
History Elective
Select 1 course
BA History Requirement
3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
General Elective 3 credits
15 credits
  • If you have lived on campus, apply for the National Residence Hall Honorary
  • You made it! Time to celebrate by attending Senior Week Events.
  • Attend a Reel Justice Film Viewing to join a discussion on the topic of the movie and with your fellow peers surrounding the diversity, equaity, and inclusion topic.
  • Sign up for the Leadership Certificate Program. Build your Linkedin profile and meet with the Center for Career and Professional Development to get ideas on conducting a job search.

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