BA Three-Year Graduation Plan

The three-year graduation plan was created to demonstrate that it is possible for you to graduate in six regular and three summer semesters. However, a three-year graduation 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 graduation 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 graduation 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.

First semester (fall)

First semester courses Credit hours
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations2
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E.3
ENG 110 Writing I3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 18773
MTH 135 College Algebra3
Foreign Language3
Total hours17

Second semester (spring)

Second semester courses Credit hours
HST 104 World History Since 1600 C.E.3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States Since 18773
Foreign Language3
Gen Ed – Science4
Gen Ed – Social Science3
Total hours19

Third semester (summer)

Third semester courses Credit hours
PHI 105 Critical Thinking3
BA Fine Arts3
Total hours9

Fourth semester (fall)

Fourth semester courses Credit hours
HST 210 Writing II: Historical Inquiry3
HST 300+ (US)3
HST 300+ (Non-West)3
Foreign Language3
Gen Ed – Science4
Total hours16

Fifth semester (spring)

Fifth semester courses Credit hours
Gen Ed – Creativity3
Foreign Language3
HST 300+ (Anc/Eur)3
Minor Course3
Gen Ed – Humanities3
HST 392 or HST 393 or HST 3943
Total hours18

Sixth semester (summer)

Sixth semester courses Credit hours
Gen Ed – Behavioral3
BA Fine Arts3
Total hours6

Seventh semester (fall)

Seventh semester courses Credit hours
HST 390 Introduction to Historiography3
HST 300+ (Non-West)3
Elective 300+3
Minor Course3
Minor Course3
Minor Course3
Total hours18

Eighth semester (spring)

Eighth semester courses Credit hours
HST 598 Senior Seminar in History3
History Elective 300+3
Minor Course3
Minor Course3
Elective 300+3
Elective 300+3
Total hours18

Ninth semester (summer)

Ninth semester courses Credit hours
Elective 300+3
Elective3
Total hours6