Major Requirements

The major requires 36 credits of history courses with a grade of C or higher. These courses may include offerings at NJIT (HIST prefix) and Rutgers (510 and 512 prefixes). The B.A. in History also requires a minimum of 120 total credits, including completion of the General Education Requirements. Each student's program of study is subject to approval by an advisor or by the chairperson of the department. Specific requirements are as follows:

Western Civilization
R510 201Hist Of West Civ3
R510 202History Of West. Civ. 13
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
Historical Methodology & Research
Select one of the following courses:3
Seminar-Readings
Seminar:Readings
Perspectives in History
Perpectives in History
Select one of the following Seminars: 2, 3, 43
Seminar Research 4
Seminar:Research 4
Senior Seminar in History
HSS 404Humanities Senior Seminar - History3
History Electives
Nine credits in history 49
Total Credits36

B.A. in History

(120 credits minimum)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterCredits
HUM 101 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I 3
FRSH SEM Freshman Seminar 0
Mathematics GER 3
Social Sciences(lower-level) 3
Natural Science GER 3
R510 201 Hist Of West Civ 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
HUM 102 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II 3
MATH 105 Elementary Probability and Statistics 3
CS 100
Roadmap to Computing
or Computer Science with Business Problems
3
R510 202 History Of West. Civ. 3
Natural Sciences with lab 4
 Term Credits16
Second Year
1st Semester
American History Elective 3
Global or Comparative History Elective 3
Free Elective (Minor Course Suggested) 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 1
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
American History Elective 3
Global or Comparative History Elective 3
Free Elective(Minor Course Suggested) 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 1
 Term Credits16
Third Year
1st Semester
R510 315
Perspectives in History
or Perpectives in History
3
History Elective 3
Free Elective(Minor Course Suggested) 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
HSS 404 Humanities Senior Seminar - History 3
History Upper Level Elective 3
Free Elective (Minor Course Suggested) 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Term Credits15
Fourth Year
1st Semester
R510 489
Seminar:Readings
or Seminar-Readings
3
Free Elective (Minor Course Suggested) 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
R510 490
Seminar:Research
or Seminar Research
3
Free Elective (Minor Course suggested) 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Term Credits12
 Total Credits120

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.