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 105 total undergraduate credits, inclusive of NJIT's General Education Requirements, prior to advancing to professional training in their fourth year. Each student's program of study is subject to approval by the academic advisor for the history major.

Required History Courses for Accelerated M.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:[1]

HIST 378Medicine and Health Law in Modern America3
HIST 379History of Medicine3
HIST 380History of Public Health3
HIST 381Sci & Tech In Modern Medicine3

Historical Methodology & Research

R510 316Perpectives in History3
or R510 315 Perspectives in History
HIST 490Seminar - Research 23
or R510 490 Seminar:Research

Free History Electives

Six credits in history (upper level) 3

[1] 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).

[2] Successful completion of a R510 316 Perspectives 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.

[3] Must be HSS 404 Humanities Senior Seminar - History if upper-level HSS GER not otherwise satisfied.

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

(107 credits at NJIT)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterCredits
R510 201 Hist Of West Civ 3
ENGL 101 English Composition: Introduction to Academic Writing 3
MATH 105 Elementary Probability and Statistics 3
BIOL 200 Concepts in Biology 4
CHEM 125 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 125A General Chemistry Lab I 1
FYS SEM First-Year Student Seminar 0
 Term Credits17
2nd Semester
MATH 111 Calculus I 4
BIOL 205 Foundations of Biology: Ecology and Evolution Lecture 3
BIOL 206 Foundations of Biology: Ecology and Evolution Lab 1
CHEM 126 General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 126A Gen Chemistry Lab II 1
PSY 210 Introduction to Psychology 3
ENGL 102 English Composition: Introduction to Writing for Research 3
 Term Credits18
Global/Comparative History Elective 3
R510 202 History Of West. Civ. 3
 Term Credits6
Second Year
1st Semester
History of Medicine/Health Elective 1 3
BIOL 201 Found of Biol: Cell & Molecula 3
BIOL 202 Found of Biol: Cell & Molecula 1
PHYS 111 Physics I 3
PHYS 111A Physics I Lab 1
CHEM 243 Organic Chemistry I 3
MATH 112 Calculus II 4
 Term Credits18
2nd Semester
R510 315 Perspectives in History 3
History of Medicine/Health Elective 2 3
PHYS 121 Physics II 3
PHYS 121A Physics II Lab 1
CHEM 244 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 244A Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 2
U.S. History Elective 3
 Term Credits18
Third Year
1st Semester
HSS 404 Humanities Senior Seminar - History 3
U.S. History Elective or Global/Comparative History Elective 3 3
BNFO 135
Programming for Bioinformatics
or Computer Programming and Problem Solving
or Computer Science with Business Problems
CHEM 473
Biochemistry (recommended)
or Biochemistry
R120 352 Genetics ((recommended)) 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
HIST 490
Seminar - Research
or Seminar:Research
History (upper level) elective 3
History (upper level) elective 3
U.S. History Elective or Global/Comparative History Elective 3 3
STS 221 Introduction to Sociology 3
 Term Credits15
 Total Credits107
Transfer from Professional Program