History A.B.

A Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in History requires the completion of the Elon Core Curriculum as well as the Major Requirements listed below.

Major Requirements

Required course: 4 sh


4 sh



Select twelve hours at the 100- or 200-level: 12 sh

  • Students must select at least one U.S. and one non-U.S. course

Select twenty-four hours of HST electives: 24 sh

  • 16 semester hours must be at the 300-400 level including at least:
    • Four hours of U.S. history
    • Four hours of European history, including ancient history
    • Four hours of history of Africa, Asia, Latin America or the Middle East
  • With the approval of the department chair, four semester hours from outside the major may be applied toward the elective requirement.

One HST seminar course including completion of a senior thesis: 4 sh

The Department of History and Geography strongly recommends that History majors study a world language.

Total Credit Hours: 44

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