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UA South's small campus atmosphere offers students the advantage of individualized instruction and support while also providing access to the resources of one of the top-ranked research universities in the nation.
The Bachelor of Arts in History offers students practical skills in historical research, writing, and critical analysis. History majors go on to choose careers that include law, teaching, journalism, government service and non-profit organizations. The program is excellent preparation for graduate studies and professional schools. . Click here to learn why studying History might be right for you.
Students will explore the patterns and processes of change and continuity, around the world and across time, in an effort to demonstrate how diverse societies and cultures have confronted challenges common to the human experience.
Because this is a transfer degree program, there are specific entrance requirements you must meet prior to admission to the program:
- Completion of 60 or more transferable credits from a regionally accredited institution
- Official or unofficial transcripts from all schools you have attended (UA South advisor will review these with you)
- A minimum 2.0 GPA in your transferrable coursework
- Completion of lower division major and minor requirements and any prerequisite classes
Please contact us if you have any questions and to receive a pre-transfer review of your previously taken coursework to ensure your eligibility and readiness for the program.
UA South maintains a variety of tools to help you plan your education. We include them here for your reference. To make a personalized plan for your UA South education, contact us!
UA Degree Search provides an overview of the History major, four year plans, transfer pathways, and career opportunities.
Transfer Pathway Agreements guide students who are earning specific community college degrees. AZ Transfer Pathways allow students to complete an Associate’s degree at any Arizona community college and transfer seamlessly into the Bachelor of Arts degree at The University of Arizona South. Specifically, UA South has partnership agreements with Cochise College and Pima Community College. Students can also transfer from other institutions and should contact an academic advisor to find out how!
All prospective students are encouraged to speak with an academic advisor for an unofficial evaluation of their transfer credit, including military credits, to ensure the timely and cost efficient progress towards their Bachelor’s degree.
Academic Advisement Reports are the official degree audits for UA students once they have been admitted into their chosen major. The History report contains lists of applicable classes to be used to satisfy graduation requirements. Current UA students can access their personalized Advisement Report in UAccess Student Center under the Academics menu.
Courses are based in theory with a strong focus on professional application. Courses in the major include:
- HSTV 374 The Holocaust
Socio-economic and intellectual roots of modern anti-Semitism, evolution of Nazi policy, the world of death camps, responses of Axis and Allied governments, and responses of the Jews.
- HSTV 405A Medieval Europe
Major institutions and trends in Europe from the breakup of the Roman World to the 14th Century.
- HSTV 420 The French Revolution and Napoleon
The origins and progress of the Revolution in France.
- HSTV 452, American Ethnic History
A history of the various ethnic minorities in America from Colonial times to the present, with emphasis on adjustment, acculturation, and degrees of assimilation.