Lang’s General Degree Requirements
In addition to the requirements outlined here, Lang has general requirements, including a minimum number of credits in liberal arts courses as well as college residency requirements. All students should read Lang’s General Degree Requirements and consult with both their Student Success advisor and their Departmental Faculty Advisor each semester to ensure that they are on track to graduate.
To be sure your Degree Works account reflects the same information in this worksheet, you should forward any approved exceptions to the following requirements to your Student Success advisor.
Undergraduates in the BA/MA program can earn up to 18 credits (depending on the master's program) in New School master's courses and apply those graduate credits to both their BA and their MA. Submission of the Bachelor’s-Master’s application is required (members of the direct-entry cohort do not have to submit an application but do have to declare the Bachelor's-Master's combination they wish to pursue). Students should consult their Departmental Faculty Advisor and their Student Success advisor if they are pursuing a BA/MA, including those offered in History:
- BA History – MA Historical Studies
Requirements for the BA in History
As of fall 2020, students declaring the major in History must take 12 courses, outlined as follows. Students must earn a grade of C or higher in all courses to meet the requirements for the major in History. Declare your major by following the process outlined in Declaring Your Major. Students who have declared the major in History before fall 2020 but wish to follow the fall 2020 curriculum can consult their Student Success advisor about submitting a Change of Catalog Year request.
Only specific courses satisfy the major requirements, including electives. Courses should be chosen carefully, in consultation with the Departmental Faculty Advisor and your Student Success advisor. Track your progress using the program worksheet (below). See the university course catalog for fall 2023 History courses that fulfill these requirements.
Introductory courses (9-12 credits):
- 2 2000-level History courses, chosen in consultation with the Departmental Faculty Advisor (6-8 credits). One of these courses may be a ULEC taught or co-taught by a History faculty member. If a ULEC is applied here, it may not be applied to the Foundation requirement.
- 1 Foundation course (3-4 credits), chosen from:
- LHIS 3001 Uses of the Past
- LHIS 3076 Making History: Material Culture, Museums, and Memory
- ULEC 2400 America Is Hard to Find
- or ULEC 2935L Fit Nation: The History and Future of America's Exercise Obsessions
Other required courses (21-28 credits):
- 7 History electives, 5 of which must be 3000 level or higher and at least 1 of which must be 4000 level (21-28 credits)
Senior Capstone (8 credits):
- LHIS 4900 Senior Thesis Seminar (4 credits)
- LHIS 4990 Independent Senior Project (4 credits)
Total credits: 38-48