Pathway for History Majors: BA/JD Option

The pathway for History majors allows students to complete all requirements for the core and the major in years 1-3. Following successful admission, students begin their first year of Law School in year four. Consult the Academic Catalog for specific course options and the Law School website for admissions information.

Year 1

Fall
CAS 201
First-Year Writing I
Seminar for Freshmen
Math Core Requirement
History Survey Requirement I                                                            

Spring
First-Year Writing II
Ethical & Philosophical Inquiry Core Requirement
Creativity & Innovation Core Requirement
History Survey Requirement II

Year 2

Fall
HST 200 Gateway to the Past: The Historian’s Practice
Social, Cultural, and Global Perspectives Core Requirement**
Science, Technology, & Engineering Requirement
Modern Language Requirement

Spring
History Elective (200-level or higher)
Human Behavior and Societies Core Requirement
Science, Technology, & Engineering Requirement
Modern Language Requirement

Year 3

Fall
History Elective (200-level or higher)
History Elective (300- or 400-level)
Studies in Literature Requirement
Social and Intellectual History/VPATH Core Requirement*

Spring
History Elective (300- or 400-level)
History Capstone Requirement
Degree Elective
Degree Elective

* Although numerous courses satisfy the Social and Intellectual History/VPATH Requirement, select courses double-count as History major electives, allowing for additional free electives.

** Based on availability, selected courses may be double-counted to satisfy the Social, Cultural, & Global Perspectives Core Requirement and to fulfill other Core or Major requirements, allowing for additional free electives.

Note: The Modern Language requirement may be fulfilled by a competency level of 102 or above and a minimum of one language course in any language other than English. Exemption from the modern language requirement is granted at the proficiency level of 202 in any qualifying language.

It is recommended that students who have free electives take PHIL-212 (Formal Logic) prior to taking the LSAT.