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Undergraduate

Degree Plans

UTA undergraduate students interested pursuing a B.A. in History may select from three different degree plans offered by the department. This choice must be made prior to accumulating 75 total credit hours (or, roughly, by the middle of your junior year). To view representative course sequences, click on the names of the options below.

History BA

The Bachelor of Arts in History consists of 120 hours of coursework (including the University’s basic core, 36 hours of History coursework, 14 hours of foreign language, and a required 18-hour minor). The UTA History Department offers a wide variety of courses covering diverse subfields including African-American History, Military History, Latin American History, European History, the History of Science and Technology, Geography, and Disability Studies. The B.A. degree allows students the flexibility to explore subjects and courses based on their personal interests while preparing them to excel in their future careers by cultivating their abilities to think critically; to analyze complex texts; and to communicate ideas precisely across most any medium. The Department’s expanding experiential learning opportunities further aim to assist students in developing transferrable skills including data management, spatial analysis, audio-visual production, and basic web design. Students who complete the Bachelor of Arts in History will be well prepared to begin their professional careers or to further their education in law, business, or graduate school.

Legal History Track BA

The Bachelor of Arts in History-Legal History Track consists of 120 hours of coursework (including the University’s basic core, 36 hours of History coursework, 14 hours of foreign language, and a required 18-hour minor). In addition to Legal History courses, students pursuing this degree track have the option of choosing from a wide selection of advanced courses in political science, business law, criminal justice, economics, and related fields in the social sciences. Students also have the opportunity to participate in UTA’s highly successful Moot Court, a mock trial program that competes at the state and national levels. The History department works very closely with the University’s Pre-Law Center to help students prepare for the LSAT exam, navigate the admissions process to law school, and, ultimately, succeed in their careers as legal practitioners. 

History Secondary Social Studies Education Option

The Bachelor of Arts in History-Secondary Social Studies Education Certification consists of 122 hours of coursework (including the University’s basic core, 36 hours of History coursework, 14 hours of foreign language, and 24 hours of Education-focused coursework, field experience, and student teaching). This degree plan also incorporates classes in Political Science, Economics, and Geography to ensure that graduates are fully prepared in the broader field of Social Studies. Upon completion of all degree requirements, students will have the opportunity to take the State of Texas Teaching Certification examinations administered by the Texas Education Agency. Students who successfully complete this examination will be certified to teach Social Studies grades 7-12.

Questions? Please visit with a History advisor!