B.A. in History/Political Science Interdisciplinary (HP.BA)

B.A. in History/Political Science Interdisciplinary (HP.BA)

Major Requirements/History and Political Science (36 credits)
PS-102International Relations3
or PS-103 American National Government
(Satisfies Social Science (SS.SV) in General Education)
Select 12 credits from FOUR of the following Course Types: PSAM (American Politics), PSAL (American Legal System), PSPA (Public Policy), PSIP (International Relations), PSCG (Comparative Politics)12
Select 3 additional credits from Political Science (PS elective)3
Select 3 credits of pre-modern history from Course Type: HSPRE3
Select 3 credits of non-western history from Course Types: HSNW, HSAS, HSAF, or HSLA3
Select 3 credits of European history from Course Type: HSEU3
Select 3 credits of U.S. history from Course Type: HSUS3
Select 3 additional credits from history (HS) at the 200+ level3
PS-401Seminar in Political Science3
or HS-461 Research Seminar in History
Interdisciplinary Requirements (12 credits)
PL-101Introduction to Philosophy3
BE-200Economics for Social Science3
GO-100People, Places, and Environments: Introduction to Geography3
(Satisfies Technological Literacy (TL) and Cultural Diversity (CD) in General Education)
Select 3 credits from Anthropology (AN) or Sociology (SO)3
(Satisfies Social Science (SS.SV) in General Education HS/SS option)
Free Electives (39 credits) 1
Select 39 credits of free electives 139
General Education Requirements (33 credits) 2
Complete 33 credits as outlined on the General Education table. 233
Total Credits120

Please consult with your advisor regarding the required number of free electives that must be completed.


The General Education curriculum requires the completion of 45 credits. However, students may be able to share credits from within their major or interdisciplinary requirements. Please consult with your advisor to determine which General Education courses must be completed.

Sequence Chart

First Year
EN-101 College Composition I3EN-102 College Composition II3
HS-1xx (Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives (HS.SV) 3Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3
MA-xxx (Gen*Ed Mathematics)3PS-102 International Relations or 1033
Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3PL-101 Introduction to Philosophy3
FO-xxx Gen*Ed World Language3Free Elective3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Second Year
EN-2xx (Gen*Ed English Literature (LIT)3Gen*Ed Aesthetics (AT) AR,DA,MU,TH3
BE-200 Economics for Social Science3HS-xxx History Course Type HSPRE3
HS-xxx History Course type HSEU3PS-xxx Political Science Course type PSAM3
Free Elective3GO-100 People, Places, and Environments: Introduction to Geography (Satisfies Gen*Ed Cultural Diversity (CD) and Technological Literacy (TL)3
Free Elective3Free Electives3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Third Year
PS-xx Political Science Course type PSAM3HSxxx History Course Type HSNW3
PS-xx Political Science Course type PSPA3PS-xxx Political Science Course Type PSIP or PSCG)3
HS-xxx History Course Type HSUS3Free Elective (General Education Writing Intensive (WT)3
AN or SO Social Science Elective (Gen*ED Social Science Survey (SS.SV)3Free Elective3
Free Elective3Free Elective3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Fourth Year
PR-xxx (Gen*Ed Interdisciplinary Perspectives (ISP)3PS-401 Seminar in Political Science or HS 461 (PS course satisfies Writing Intensive (WT) requirement; HS course satisfies Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD) requirement)3
HS-203+ History Elective3Free Electives (Gen*Ed Writing Intensive (WT) or Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD)3
Free Electives (Gen*Ed Experiential Education (EX)3Free Electives3
Free Electives3Free Electives3
Free Electives3Free Electives3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Total Credits 120


  • 54 credits must be completed at the 200 level or higher.