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A.A. TO B.A. IN HISTORY

Effective Date: 1/1/2014 - 8/15/2015

Completion of the following curriculum will satisfy the requirements for an Associate in Arts degree at KCTCS and related baccalaureate A.A. TO B.A. IN HISTORY degree at Eastern Kentucky University. This pathway meets the general education, pre-major, and program requirements.

The suggested courses in this pathway leads to an Associate and Baccalaureate major. The course recommendations for the first two years are required for the Baccalaureate degree, but also apply to the associate degree. The completion of these courses will enable a student to move efficiently into the last two years of the baccalaureate program.

It is important to discuss revisions to the plan, graduation requirements, entrance requirements, and other important program requirements with your advisor. Students who complete the associate degree in this pathway are guaranteed acceptance into the pathway as stated, unless otherwise noted on the pathway.

Sample 1st & 2nd Year Progression


Semester 1Credit Hours
KHP 230 (3) 3
ENG 101 (3) 3
HIS 101 (3) or HIS 102 (3) or HIS 104 (3) or HIS 105 (3) 3
SB Course 3
Total Credit Hours12
Semester 2Credit Hours
HIS 109 (3) 3
GE/FL Course 3
ENG 102 (3) 3
OC Course 3
NS Course 3
NS Lab Course 1
Total Credit Hours16

Semester 3Credit Hours
Elective 3
HIS 101 (3) or HIS 102 (3) or HIS 104 (3) or HIS 105 (3) 3
Humanities Course 3
SB Course 3
QR/NS Course 3
QR/NS Lab Course 1
Total Credit Hours16
Semester 4Credit Hours
Elective 3
Elective 3
GE/FL Course 3
CIT 105 (3) 3
SB Course 3
Total Credit Hours15

Additional KCTCS Graduation Requirements


1. Completion of minimum of 60 credit hours,
2. Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA,
3. Minimum of 15 credit hours earned at the institution awarding the degree,
4. Cultural studies course, (Refer to the KCTCS catalog.)
5. Demonstration of computer/digital literacy, (Refer to the KCTCS catalog.)
6. One science course must include a laboratory experience, and
7. Two disciplines must be represented in Social & Behavioral Science courses and must be different than those in the Heritage and Humanities categories.

Sample 3rd & 4th Year Progression


Semester 5Credit Hours
Elective 3
HIS 290 (3) 3
HIS 302A (3) or HIS 302B (3) or HIS 302C (3) 3
HIS Elective 3
HIS Elective 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 6Credit Hours
HIS 300/400+ (3) 3
PHE Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total Credit Hours12

Semester 7Credit Hours
HIS 302A (3) or HIS 302B (3) or HIS 302C (3) 3
HIS 300/400+ (3) 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 8Credit Hours
HIS 450W (3) 3
HIS 300/400+ (3) 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total Credit Hours15

Program Notes

University requirement: Must complete at least 42 hours of upper-level courses (300 or above), Wellness requirement, and designated ACCT course (for a HIS major, HIS 450W fulfills the ACCT requirement).

Requirements for major:

Core courses: HIS 202, 203, 290, 450W.

Upper-level requirement in major: In addition to core and diversity requirements, must complete six (6) or more hours in each of the following three areas (and must include at least two of the following courses: 302A, 302B, and 302C):

Area I: U.S. History. HIS 300A, 302A, 303, 304, 305, 307, 309, 312A, 401, 402, 403, 405, 406, 407, 411, 412, 413, 414, 416, 420, 424, 435.

Area II: European History. HIS 300B, 302B, 310, 312B, 336, 337, 339, 341, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 348, 350, 357, 363, 365.

Area III: Non-Western History. HIS 300C, 302C, 308, 312C, 320, 321, 322, 330, 347, 374, 375, 380, 383, 384, 385, 386, 388, 474, 475.


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