History - Requirements

For a 30-credit major in history students complete the following:

  • HI 10 Origins of the Modern World
  • A minimum of 9 upper-division history courses (200 level and above)
  • 4 upper-division courses must be designated advanced (300 level).
  • 2 upper-division courses must be in European history; 2 must be in U.S. history; and 2 must be in non-Western history (Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East).
  • At least 1 upper-division course must focus on a period prior to 1750.
  • At least 1 upper-division course must focus primarily on a period after 1750.

For an 18-credit minor in history, students complete the following:

  • HI 10 Origins of the Modern World
  • A minimum of 5 upper-division courses
  • 2 upper-division courses must be designated advanced (300 level).
  • 1 upper-division course must be in European history, one must be in U.S. history, and one must be in non-Western history (Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East)

To ensure a well-planned and coordinated program, students are required to work closely with their history faculty advisor.

Introductory Courses

All Fairfield University students take two history courses as part of their liberal arts core curriculum requirement. This requirement is fulfilled by HI 10 plus one 200-level course.