Students wanting to major in history may have a choice of earning a B.A. or a B.S. degree, depending on the school they attend. History majors normally pursue a B.A. degree, but students should consult their advisors on the differences between degrees. A history major may also pursue a program leading to state certification as high school (6-12) history teachers. To transfer as a junior, students must complete a minimum of 60 semester credits. Community and junior college students seeking a bachelor's degree in history are strongly encouraged to complete an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree before transferring.
Be sure to consult the institution you plan on transferring to for course articulations.
Click here to see how courses at Illinois public 4-year institutions accept courses in transfer for this major.
Check the worksheet
to see what courses you can take to fulfill your general education requirements
The worksheet allows you to see what courses to take to fulfill the IAI Gen. Ed. package (Illinois Transferable General Education Core Curriculum) at any participating college or university in the State. You will find it helpful to use the major recommended general education courses shown above. You may want to print or copy a hard copy of this page.
Return to the Illinois Baccalaureate Majors' Recommendations (IAI Majors).