Degree Type: B.A. or B.S.
Minimum Degree Credits to Graduate: 120
University Degree Requirements
- Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the curriculum in which one is enrolled.
- Earn a minimum total of 120 credits in approved coursework. Some academic programs exceed this minimum.
- Satisfactory completion of the general education requirements as specified by the university.
- A minimum institutional GPA of 2.00 based on work taken at NDSU.
- At least 36 credits presented for graduation must be in courses numbered 300 or higher.
- Transfer Students: Must earn a minimum of 60 credits from a baccalaureate-degree granting or professional institution.
- Of these 60, at least 36 must be NDSU resident credits as defined in #7.
- Within the 36 resident credits, a minimum of 15 must be in courses numbered 300 or higher and 15 credits in the major field of study.
- At least 36 credits must be NDSU resident credits. Resident credits include credits registered and paid for at NDSU.
For complete information, please refer to the Degree and Graduation Requirements section of this Bulletin.
University General Education Requirements
|College Composition I|
|College Composition II|
|Fundamentals of Public Speaking|
Upper Division Writing †
|Quantitative Reasoning (R) †||3|
|Science and Technology (S) †||10|
|Humanities and Fine Arts (A) †||6|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences (B) †||6|
|Wellness (W) †||2|
|Cultural Diversity (D) *†|
|Global Perspectives (G) *†|
May be satisfied by completing courses in another General Education category.
General education courses may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the major, minor, and program emphases, where applicable. Students should carefully review major requirements to determine if specific courses can also satisfy these general education categories.
- A list of university approved general education courses and administrative policies are available here.
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree – The completion of a minor program of study.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree – Second year language proficiency at college level required.
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences College Requirements
An additional 9 credits are required by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences for a student whose primary degree is a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in a major from the College of AHSS. These additional 9 credits are not required for the Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree, Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Environmental Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Bachelor of Music degree, for any student whose primary major or degree is not in the College of AHSS, or the student is earning two majors or two different degrees.
|AH&SS College Requirements|
Courses used to satisfy any general education requirement cannot be used to also count toward the AH&SS College Requirements. A minimum of three credits is required in each of the 3 following areas for a total of 9 credits. Choose only those courses with the prefixes listed for each area. A course with the WGS prefix can only be used in one area.
|Area One: Humanities||3|
ARB, ENGL, FREN, GERM, HIST, HUM, PHIL, RELS, SPAN, or WGS
|Area Two: Social Sciences||3|
ANTH, CJ, COMM, EMGT, POLS, SOC, or WGS
|Area Three: Fine Arts||3|
ARCH, ART, ENVD, LA, MUSC, or THEA
Twenty-four (24) credits must be taken at the 300-400 level and of these 24, twenty (20) credits must be taken in residence at NDSU for a history major.
|History Major Requirements|
|Foundation Core: Select 2 courses from the following:||6|
|Western Civilization I (May satisfy general education category A)|
|Western Civilization II (May satisfy general education category A)|
|U.S. to 1877 (May satisfy general education category A)|
|U.S. Since 1877 (May satisfy general education category A)|
|Research & Writing|
|HIST 390||Historical Research and Writing||3|
|Transitional Courses: Select one course from the following:||3|
|Race in U.S. History (May satisfy general education category A and D)|
|North Dakota History|
|Introduction To Public History|
|Introduction to Museum Work|
|Women in European History 1400-1800|
|American Indian History (May satisfy general education category A and D)|
|American Religious History (May satisfy general education category A)|
|Introduction to Latin American History (May satisfy general education category A and D)|
|History of East Asia to 1600|
|History of East Asia from 1600|
|Distribution Requirement: Minimum credit required for each distribution area.|
|North American History: Select 6 credits from the following:||6|
|New Religious Movements|
|Religion and Politics|
|Public Memory and Memorialization in America|
|Colonial American History|
|American Civil War and Reconstruction|
|The Gilded Age and Progressive America|
|U.S. History 1917-1960|
|U.S. History 1917-Present II|
|Women in American History|
|War and Society in Early America|
|The North American Plains|
|American Frontier to 1850|
|American West Since 1850|
|European History: Select 6 credits of the following:||6|
|History of Christianity|
|Renaissance And Reformation|
|The Eighteenth Century|
|Europe Since 1914|
|Germany since 1750|
|History Of Russia II|
|Widening Horizons: Select 6 credits of the following:||6|
|History of Global Islam|
|Australia & New Zealand (May satisfy general education category A and G)|
|The Ottoman Empire|
|The Aztec, Maya, and Inca|
|Slavery in the Atlantic World|
|History of Modern China from 1600|
|History of Japan|
|Vietnam: 125 Years of Conflict|
|Cultures and Civilizations of the Pre-modern World|
|Cultural Exchange and the Making of the Modern World|
|HIST 489||Senior Seminar (Capstone) *||3|
|Additional Electives: A minimum of 6 credits of history courses required.||6|
Prerequisite for HIST 489 Capstone: HIST 390