Undergraduate Major Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts in History requires 45 units in the major. A “C” (2.0) or better is required in all history courses applied towards degree.

For a list of all courses offered by the History deparment, please visit the CSUF Course CatalogueOpens in new window .



World Civilization (6 units)

HIST 110A - World Civilizations to the 16th Century (3)
HIST 110B - World Civilizations Since the 16th Century (3)


U.S. History (6 units)

HIST 170A - United States to 1877 (3)
HIST 170B - United States Since 1877 (3)

If you receive AP credit for U.S. History, you must take HIST 170A or HIST 170B.


Replacing HIST 170 with HIST 180 or HIST 190:

Either HIST 180 - Survey of American History (3) or HIST 190 - Survey of American History with Emphasis on Ethnic Minorities (3) may be taken in place of HIST 170A or HIST 170B, but HIST 180 and HIST 190 cannot replace both HIST 170 courses.



HIST 300A - Historical Thinking (3)

HIST 300B - Historical Writing (3)

Two Upper-Division History Electives (6)

At least 6 units in three of the following fields: World/Comparative History, United States History, European History, Non-Western History (18 units)

The History Major Requirements Sheet (or Green Sheet) lists which courses count as World/Comparative History, United States History, European History, or Non-Western History. A single class may fall under more than one category. The Green Sheet can be found as a pdf at the bottom of this page.



HIST 490T - Senior Research Seminar (3)


History Minor

A Minor in History is an excellent complement to any major. Studying history gives one a broader perspective on the global context within which we all live and work, develops skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, interpretation and communication that will be needed to succeed in today’s (and tomorrow’s) careers and helps put one’s life–and those of others–in historical context. The degree also cultivates knowledge of the U.S. and the world in greater depth and breadth.

The Minor requires a total of 15 Units, 6 of which are lower division history courses, and 9 of upper division history courses. 


Forms for Current Students

History Major Requirements (known as the "Green Sheet")PDF File

History Major Self-Advising Form (known as the "Yellow Sheet")PDF File

History Minor Self-Advising Sheet (known as the "Pink Sheet")PDF File

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