The Department of History offers a wide variety of courses exploring human societies over time and across the globe. For a major, History requires a minimum of 10 courses distributed as follows:
Four courses: one from each of the following areas: (1) United States , (2) Europe, (3) a third area, e.g., Middle East, Asia, Africa, Latin America , and (4) world history or interregional comparative history.
At least five 300 or 400 level courses, one of which must be a senior seminar.
At least one other history course. However 100 level or introductory courses do not count if taken in the junior and senior year. Only four 100 level (including no more than two courses numbered 101, 102, 103 or 104) may be considered toward the major.
Only one independent study (HIST 397) may satisfy the major requirements
Only one major requirement may be taken under P/F
Advanced Placement credit does not count toward the major.
Honors courses do not count toward the major (HIST 498-499)
No more than four courses may be transferred for major credit from Corning Community College and other academic institutions.
The History Department awards credit for Corning Community College history courses within the above guidelines and recommends taking a course from each of the 4 geographic areas listed below:
HIST 1110 – American History I
HIST 1120 – American History II
HIST 1140 – The American West
HIST 2090 – African American History
HIST 2111 – Twentieth Century America
HIST 1010 – History West Civilization I
HIST 1020 – History West Civilization II
HIST 2040 – History of Modern Europe
HIST 2050 – History of England : Prehist.-1700
HIST 2060 – History of England: 1700 - present
Middle East, Asia, Africa, Latin America
HIST 1210 – Modern Africa
HIST 2110 – Modern Africa
HIST 2120 – Islam and the Middle East
HIST 2410 – Latin American History
World History or Inter-regional Comparative
HIST 1050 – Contemporary World Affairs
In addition Binghamton University accepts all General Education requirements awarded at Corning Community College and encourages students to concentrate on the writing requirement described below.
Numerous other courses taken at Corning Community College can be used as electives at Binghamton University . Other courses from Corning may be approved for transfer on a case-by-case basis. All transferred courses must have a letter grade of C- or better.
Numerous courses in the History major will help you complete the Global Interdependencies (G) requirement, Pluralism in the United States (P) and the Social Science (N) requirements. We recommend completing other General Education requirements before transferring to Binghamton .
The Harpur writing requirement consists of 4 writing intensive courses. Students may transfer in a maximum of one composition course (C) and two writing (W) courses.
Review frequently-asked questions here.
Download the most recent Gen Ed checklist at http://gened.binghamton.edu.
For further information on required courses and electives, see the History Department Major Requirements here.
Please note: This transfer guide outlines a plan of study that allows for efficient completion of the bachelor's degree program with full recognition of transfer credit equivalencies. Admission to Binghamton University is very competitive and satisfactory completion of equivalent courses or an associate degree is not a guarantee of admission.
If you have any questions about the History major, please contact:
Professor Elisa Camiscioli, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of History
607 777-6716 or UHISTORY@binghamton.edu
Last Updated: 7/12/10