A history major ordinarily consists of 30 credits (10 courses) distributed over three fields:
The fields are:
Students may select no more than four courses numbered 1990 and below (and no more than two in one field). The department also requires three or more courses numbered 4000 and above, with at least one of these being in the first field. In addition, the department offers two alternative tracks:
A minor in history consists of at least 18 credits, one-half of which must be numbered 2000 and above, with one course numbered 4000 and above. They must be distributed among at least two fields, with a minimum of two courses in each field. The approved fields are as defined in the requirements for the major.