• History Major


    Major Program

    The major is organized into introductory survey courses, a methodology course, topical upper-level courses, and a capstone experience, taken in sequence. History majors may also select other programs, certificates, minors, and/or second majors that reflect their personal and career interests.

    Major Requirements

    A major in history consists of a minimum of 11 courses: 

    Introduction to History

    Transfer students may be able to substitute another Hamline course where appropriate, and should consult with the department chair.

    Three 1000-level Courses

     Choose three 1000-level courses from the following:

    Methodology Course

    Topical Seminars

    Choose five history courses at the 3000-level from the following:

    Capstone

    Outstanding students may choose to write a Departmental Honors Project rather than taking the Senior Seminar. These students apply to work with a faculty adviser (in the spring of the junior year), write a significant research paper based on primary source materials, and present it to the department for consideration. Note: students are given an Independent Study (HIST 5970) only when a Departmental Honors Project is converted mid-year.

    Choose one course from the following:

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