Tulane University's distinguished history faculty teach and write about Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and the United States, extending from the ancient to the contemporary world. Not simply the study of the past, history provides us with the tools and knowledge to assess where humanity has been and contextualize our future. History helps us build bridges across time, culture, and geography. Majoring in History provides students the vital tools of the 21st century: analysis, argument, understanding, and communication.
If you wish to declare History as a major or minor, please bring the Declare a Major/Minor form to Professor Brian DeMare, the Director of Undergraduate Studies, during his office hours or make an appointment.
The History major consists of ten courses totaling at least 30 credits, excluding one-credit courses.
The History minor consists of six courses distributed as follows:
Pre-1800 and Post-1800 Courses
If you declared a History Major or Minor BEFORE January 1, 2013, download the degree requirements.
We offer an accelerated Master of Arts Degree in History. This is available only to Tulane undergraduate history majors. By allowing you to transfer 12 semester hours of graduate level courses in history (6000 or 7000-level) into the graduate program, this option will enable you to earn a M.A. in History one year after your undergraduate degree. More details can be found on the 4+1 Program Page.