Academic Catalog

History Major — B.A.

This B.A. degree requires 90 liberal arts credits out of the 120 credits required for graduation.


History B.A. Major Requirements40-48
Integrative Core Curriculum Requirements and Electives 172-80
Total Credits120

Degree Requirements 

No more than 4 credits at the grade of C- or below may be counted toward meeting the requirements of the history major. AP courses in History may not be counted toward major requirements.

HIST 45000History Seminar and Capstone4
History majors must complete an additional 36 credits in history that meet the following criteria:
At least 4 credits, and no more than 12 credits, at the 100-level
At least 12 credits at the 300-level
At least 4 credits in premodern history at the 200-level or above
At least 4 credits in global history at the 200-level or above
All history majors must demonstrate proficiency at college-level language study, in a language other than English, through the beginner level. This can be done in one of three ways: 1) taking 10100 and 10200; 2) placing into and taking 10200; or 3) taking the proficiency exam and testing into 20000 or above, in which case the requirement is met and no additional foreign language credits are required.0-8
Language courses taken in the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Ithaca College for this requirement must be in a language other than English; must be taken for a letter grade; and students must earn a C- or better in language courses. As a department requirement, grades in language courses count toward department policies (only 4 credits at a C- or below may apply to courses in the major). In addition, American Sign Language cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
Total Credits40-48