Major

Within the minimum 122-semester-hour degree, a total of 33 credit hours in history are required for the major, with at least 18 credit hours in courses at the 3000 and higher levels. Students must complete 18 hours of advanced work (3000 or above level courses) in the major in residence. 

Students must take at least six credit hours in American history, six credit hours in European history, and six credit hours in African, Asian, Latin American or Middle Eastern history.

All advanced courses taken for the major must be passed with a grade of C- or better. History majors must earn 2.000 minimum GPAs in their history coursework and may not take history courses pass/fail. 

Six credit hours of Advanced-Placement (AP) credit can be applied toward the history major if the students received a four or higher on AP History Exams in European History or American History.

For more information on the major, contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies: HistoryDUS@smu.edu

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