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 accelerated B.A. in History/J.D. 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.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
Historical Methodology & Research
Select one of the following courses:3
Perspectives in History
Perpectives in History
Select one of the following Seminars: 1, 2, 33
Seminar - Research
Senior Seminar in History
HSS 404Humanities Senior Seminar - History3
History Electives
Nine credits in history 49
Total Credits36

Minor Requirements

This accelerated B.A./J.D. degree includes a Legal Studies minor as a condition of admission to the J.D. program.  The legal studies minor requires 15 credits of law-related courses.

Legal Studies Electives 5
Law and Business or Engineering Course3
Law and History Course3
Law and Humanities Course (Non-History)3
Law and Social Science Course3
Law-Related Course (Any Discipline)3
Total Credits15

Accelerated B.A. in History/J.D.

(120 credits minimum)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterCredits
ENGL 101 English Composition: Introduction to Academic Writing 3
FYS SEM First-Year Student Seminar 0
Mathematics GER 3
Social Science GER 3
Natural Science GER 3
R510 201 Hist Of West Civ 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
ENGL 102 English Composition: Introduction to Writing for Research 3
MATH 105 Elementary Probability and Statistics 3
CS 100
Roadmap to Computing
or Computer Science with Business Problems
R510 202 History Of West. Civ. 3
Natural Science with Laboratory GER 4
 Term Credits16
Second Year
1st Semester
American History Elective 3
Global or Comparative History Elective 3
Legal Studies Elective (Law-Related Business or Engineering Course) 3
Legal Studies Elective (Law-Related History Course) 6 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 1
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
American History Elective 3
Global or Comparative History Elective 3
Legal Studies Elective (Law-Related Humanities Course, Non-History) 6 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
Legal Studies Elective (Law-Related Social Science Course) 3
History Elective 3
History Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
HSS 404 Humanities Senior Seminar - History 3
R510 490 Seminar:Research 3
Legal Studies Elective (Law-Related Course, Any Discipline) 3
History Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Term Credits18
 Total Credits96
Transfer Credits from Professional Program24

Qualified juniors may enroll in HIST 490 Seminar - Research or R510 490 Seminar:Research with permission.


Successful completion of a Perspectives in History course 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. 


At least six of the nine history elective credits must be taken at the 300 level or higher.


These courses must be approved by the Legal Studies minor advisor.


Course must satisfy the History and Humanities 300 GER.