Dec 06, 2023  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2008-09 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2008-09 [Archived Catalog]

History—Prelaw Major (B.A.)


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Special curriculum; major code BA4214

If you are in the College of Arts and Sciences and plan to enter law school, complete the specific requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree. No special curriculum is prescribed. As a prelaw major, you may complete a major of your principal interest. The Departments of Economics, English, History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology have designated prelaw advisors.

College-level Requirements


Please see the appropriate college listing for college-level academic requirements.

History Major Requirements


The history major requirement for the B.A. degree consists of a minimum of 56 hours. This total includes:

Eight hours from either of the following series:


(courses selected must be “adjacent,” e.g., 103 and 102, or 122 and either 121 or 123)

32 hours at the 300–400 level, including:


Select ONE of the following areas and complete three courses (12 hours):


  • ALSO, complete four additional courses (16 hours) by choosing TWO courses from EACH of the remaining areas.

Europe: Must include one course on material predominantly before 1500, one from 1500-1800, and one after 1800.

Non-Western (Latin America, Middle East, Africa, Asia): Must include one course on material predominantly before 1800, one from the 19th century, and one from the 20th century.

North America (Canada, United States): Must include one course before 1800, one from the 19th century, and one from the 20th century.

Notes:


With the help of your advisor, you will need to develop a coherent plan of study. The emphasis will be to select courses that interrelate within a particular area. Your advisor will be critical to your success in choosing an appropriate plan of study.

Students with GPAs of 3.0 and above will be informed about internship opportunities or encouraged to write a senior honors thesis.

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