The Undergraduate Major & Minor
Students majoring in History
must complete a minimum of 36 credits in history while fulfilling
a concentration in one of three fields: United States, Europe, or
World History. These credits must be distributed as follows:
Nine (9) credits of foundational coursework: three 100-level surveys including one in US, one in Europe, and one in World History
Fifteen (15) credits of coursework in the field of concentration: four 300-level courses, and one 200-level course
Nine (9) credits of coursework outside the field of concentration: two 300-level courses, and one 200-level course
Three (3) credits earned in the department's capstone course, A His 489Z, the Senior Research Seminar
*Students must take the nine credits of foundational coursework before taking courses at the 300 level.
To find out
what courses will fulfill each concentration, please see the Undergraduate
of history courses by concentration.
Students minoring in history must complete a minimum of 18 credits in coursework with an AHIS prefix. Of these 18 credits, 9 or more must be in coursework at or above the 300 level, and no more than 12 credits can be from any one of the three geographic areas of concentration (US, Europe, and World).
A student may, on petition to the Director of Undergraduate Studies
in the history department, count toward the minor one relevant course
of no more than 4 credits taken in a department other than history.
http://www.albany.edu/graduatebulletin/requirements_combined_baccalaureate_masters.htm The combined
B.A./M.A. program in history provides an opportunity for students
of recognized academic ability and educational maturity to fulfill
integrated requirements of undergraduate and masters degree programs
from the beginning of their junior year.
program requires a minimum of 138 credits, of which at least 30
must be graduate credits. In qualifying for the B.A., students must
meet all University and college requirements, including the requirements
of the major program in history described previously, the minor
requirement, the minimum 90-credit liberal arts and sciences requirement,
General Education, and residency requirements. In qualifying for
the M.A., students must meet all University and college requirements
as outlined in the Graduate Bulletin, including completion of a
minimum of 30 graduate credits and any other conditions, such as
a research seminar, thesis, comprehensive examination, other professional
experience, and residency requirements. Up to 12 graduate credits
may be applied simultaneously to both the B.A. and M.A. programs.
considered as undergraduates until completion of 120 graduation
credits and satisfactory completion of all B.A. requirements. Upon
meeting B.A. requirements, students are automatically considered
as graduate students. A cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or
higher and three supportive letters of recommendation from faculty,
one of whom must be from the Department of History, are required
for consideration. Students are admitted to the combined program
upon the recommendation of the departments Graduate Committee.
it the Department at any time should you have questions or need advisement. We are located in the Social Sciences Building. The main office is located on the first floor in Room 145; many faculty members and teaching assistants are located on the ground floor in Suite 60.
Professor Carl Bon Tempo, Ph.D.
Office: SS 109B -