The History major comprises some 36 credits, and leaves plenty of room for students to complete another course of study. Creative and thoughtful combinations of coursework in History with other areas of study can be an excellent boost to a student’s skill set and career options.
It is possible for History majors to complete two full courses of study, although not all majors have requirements that are easily compatible with our own and allow for a path to graduation in only 120 credits. There are two ways students may double their education this way at VCU:
Basic information on double majors and dual degrees, as well as information on any VCU major you wish to explore may be found in the VCU Bulletin.
In most cases, a minor in an area of study is comprised of 18 credit hours. History majors frequently undertake minors offered by other academic departments at VCU. Some programatic-specific minors you may wish to consider include:
An African-American Studies minor can be fulfilled in part through the following history courses:
The following History courses are cross-listed with GSWS:
This minor offers options for studies in several regions, International Social Justice Studies, and Film Studies.
Language minor options include French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish.
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History courses cross-listed with Religious Studies include:
Some minors are interdisciplinary, rather than strictly disciplinary, drawing from multiple departments to create a themed program of course work. Some thematic minors you may wish to consider include:
For information, you may also wish to visit the British Studies at VCU homepage.
Many history majors are interested in a fifth-year Master's of Education (M.A.Ed.) in secondary education with the goal of teaching history or social studies. A helpful overview of what is required for this program is available in the VCU Bulletin. There is also a section on the Broad Endorsements on the History web site.