To major in history, students must complete 33 credits of courses (at least 18 at Rutgers). Of these, a maximum of 12 credits may be lower-level courses (100 and 200 level), but no more than 6 credits can be counted from Western Civilization I and II (510:101, 102) and Development of the United States I and II (512:201, 202). Students must take 50:509:299 Perspectives in History (which students should take as soon as they can), and a Senior Seminar (50:509:480 or 481). Perspectives in History is a prerequisite for the Senior Seminar. The remaining 15 credits must be courses at the 300 to 400 level. Of the total 33 credits needed, at least 3 must be from the 510 geographical area, at least 3 must be from the 512 geographical area, and at least 3 must be from the 516 geographical area.
Students who wish to major in history are advised that, because only a limited number of courses are offered in the evening, they may have to take day session and Summer Session history courses to complete their major requirements in a timely fashion.
Those students seeking certification in teaching should be aware that a requirement is to take a course from a selection dealing with human and intercultural relations. Several history courses may be counted for this purpose and for the history major.
Grades lower than C do not count toward fulfillment of the history major requirements.