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History, Minor

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UVU’s History Program is dedicated to developing the twenty-first century student. We provide the general student body a broad range of courses that increase global awareness, engagement and informed citizenship, as well as develop critical thinking, writing, and oral expression. In addition, History majors can choose from a large number of in-depth upper division courses that further their content knowledge and expand their abilities to critically analyze past and current events in a variety of regions and nations. In all courses, students and faculty observe the human experience by investigating the diverse historical perspectives of the past and present. History faculty endeavor to teach in ways that foster independent thinking, engage the students with historical conversations and debates, and improve students’ ability to communicate in a variety of media. Students who successfully complete our programs will have a valuable set of skills for further study in graduate and professional programs, and careers in public service or private enterprise.

Total Program Credits: 21

Matriculation Requirements:  
  1. Successful completion of one history course at UVU.
  2. Admitted to a bachelor degree program at UVU.
Discipline Core Requirements: 12 Credits
  HIST 1500 World History to 1500 3
  HIST 151G World History from 1500 to the Present 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 3
  HIST 2710 US History since 1877 3
Elective Requirements:    9 Credits
  Any three upper division history courses except HIST 4860 and HIST 4990. 9

 Graduation Requirements:

  1. Complete all history courses with a grade of "C-" or better.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
HIST 1500 World History to 1500 3
HIST 151G World History 1500 to Present 3
HIST 2700 U.S. History to 1877 3
HIST 2710 U.S. History since 1877 3
  Semester total: 12
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
HIST 3000-4000 elective HIST upper-division elective 3
HIST 3000-4000 elective HIST upper-division elective 3
HIST 3000-4000 elective HIST upper-division elective 3
  Minor Total 21


History and Political Science

The History and Political Science department is in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences. To find the most up-to-date information, including Program Learning Outcomes for degree programs offered by the History and Political Science department, visit their website.

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