Major Requirements

The accelerated B.A. in history requires 36 credits of history courses with a grade of C or higher.  The history courses may include offerings at NJIT (HIST prefix) and Rutgers (510 and 512 prefixes). The accelerated history student must complete a minimum of 107 total undergraduate credits, inclusive of NJIT's General University Requirements, prior to advancing to professional training in their fourth year. Each student's program of study is subject to approval by an advisor or by the chairperson of the department. 

Required History Courses for Accelerated B.A./M.D., D.M.D., D.D.S., or O.D. 

Western Civilization
R510 201Hist Of West Civ3
R510 202History Of West. Civ.3
American History
Six credits in U.S. History courses (any level)6
Global/Comparative History
Six credits in Asian, African, Latin American, World, or Comparative History courses (any level)6
History of Medicine/Health
Select two of the following: 16
Medicine and Health Law in Modern America
History of Medicine
History of Public Health
Germs Genes and Body: Sci. and Tech. in Modern Medicine
Historical Methodology & Research
R510 316Perpectives in History3
Select one of the following two-semester Senior History Seminars: 2, 36
and Seminar:Research 4
and Seminar Research 4
Free History Electives
Three credits in history (upper level) 53
Total Credits36

At least one of these courses must be taken in an honors section. Each history of medicine/health course can count either as an American History course or as a course in Global/Comparative History (as determined by the academic advisor).


Successful completion of a R510 316 Perpectives in History and  HSS 404 Humanities Senior Seminar - History are required prior to enrollment in HIST 490 Seminar Research or R510 490 Seminar:Research.


All majors write a research paper that incorporates methods of historiography and research learned in the seminar. An honors level of scholarship is expected from students enrolled in the Albert Dorman Honors College. 


Majors must enroll for the section of 490 that continues their specific section of 489.


Must be HSS 404 Humanities Senior Seminar - History if upper-level HSS GUR not otherwise satisfied.

7-Year Accelerated Program in History (B.A.) and Medicine (M.D.)/Dentistry (D.M.D. or D.D.S.) or Optometry (O.D.).

(107 credits at NJIT)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterTerm Credits
R510 201 Hist Of West Civ 3
HUM 101 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I 3
MATH 111 Calculus I 4
CHEM 125 General Chemistry I 3
PHYS 111 Physics I 3
PHYS 111A Physics I Laboratory 1
FRSH SEM Freshman Seminar 0
 Term Credits17
2nd Semester
R510 202 History Of West. Civ. 3
MATH 105 Elementary Probability and Statistics 3
CHEM 126 General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 124 General Chemistry Laboratory 1
PHYS 121 Physics II 3
PHYS 121A Physics II Laboratory 1
STS 210
General Psychology
or Principles Of Psychology I
Physical Education: GUR Elective 1
 Term Credits18
BIOL 200 Concepts in Biology 4
R120 102 General Biology 4
 Term Credits8
Second Year
1st Semester
American History Elective 3
Global/Comparative History Elective 3
BIOL 205 Foundations of Biology: Ecology and Evolution Lecture 3
BIOL 206 Foundations of Biology: Ecology and Evolution Lab 1
BNFO 135 Programming for Bioinformatics 3
CHEM 243 Organic Chemistry I 3
Physical Education:GUR 1
 Term Credits17
2nd Semester
R510 316 Perpectives in History 3
Global/Comparative History Elective 3
History of Medicine/Health Elective 3
Social Sciences (lower-level): GUR Elective 3
CHEM 244 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 244A Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 2
 Term Credits17
Third Year
1st Semester
R510 489
or Seminar-Readings
HSS 404 Humanities Senior Seminar - History 3
History of Medicine/Health Elective 3
Management: GUR Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
R510 490
or Seminar Research
Upper Level History Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Term Credits15
 Total Credits107

This curriculum represents the maximum number of credits per semester for which a student is advised to register.  A full-time credit load is 12 credits.  First-year students are placed in a curriculum that positions them for success which may result in additional time needed to complete curriculum requirements. Continuing students should consult with their academic advisor to determine the appropriate credit load.