BA Three-Year Degree Plan

The three-year degree plan was created to demonstrate that it is possible for you to graduate in six regular and three summer semesters. However, a three-year degree plan is not designed for every student and it assumes:

  • no remedial coursework is required
  • the student does not fail any classes
  • the student does not change either the major or minor
  • the student is willing to take classes each summer

Also, a three-year degree plan does not take into account dual credit or transfer credit that you may bring with you upon admission to the University.

Sample schedule

This is a model three-year degree plan. Your path to graduation may vary slightly based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school, your choice of a minor or second major, and placement in English and mathematics.

This degree program requires a minor and can be completed in six regular semesters and three summer sessions.

Check out the history course rotation before scheduling your classes.

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E. 3
ENG 110 Writing I 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877 3
MTH 135 College Algebra 3
Foreign Language 3
Total hours17

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
HST 104 World History Since 1600 C.E. 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States Since 1877 3
Foreign Language 3
Gen Ed – Science 4
Gen Ed � Social and Behavioral Science 3
Total hours19

Third semester (summer)

CoursesHours
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
PHI 105 Critical Thinking 3
BA Fine Arts 3
Total hours9

Fourth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
HST 210 Writing II: Historical Inquiry 3
HST 300+ (US) 3
HST 300+ (Non-West) 3
Foreign Language 3
Gen Ed – Science 4
Total hours16

Fifth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Gen Ed – Arts 3
Foreign Language 3
HST 300+ (Anc/Eur) 3
Minor Course 3
Gen Ed – Cultural Competence 3
HST 392 or HST 393 or HST 394 3
Total hours18

Sixth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
Gen Ed – Social and Behavioral Science 3
BA Fine Arts 3
Total hours6

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
HST 390 Introduction to Historiography 3
HST 300+ (Non-West) 3
History Elective 300+ 3
Minor Course 3
Minor Course 3
Minor Course 3
Total hours18

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
HST 598 Senior Seminar in History 3
History Elective 300+ 3
Minor Course 3
Minor Course 3
Elective 300+ 3
Elective 300+ 3
Total hours18

Ninth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
Elective 300+ 3
Elective 3
Total hours6