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 inter-regional 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 Rockland Community College and other academic institutions.
The History Department awards credit for Rockland Community College history courses within the above guidelines and recommends taking a course from each of the 4 geographic areas listed below:
HIS*100*001N(1610) – History/Minority USA
HIS*201*001(0571) – American History I
HIS*201*002(0572) – American History I
HIS*201*003(0573) – American History I
HIS*201*004T (0574) – American History I
HIS*201*005(12579)- American History I
HIS*201*070(0584) – American History I
HIS*201*H71 (8699) – American History I
HIS*201*Z01(8053) – American History I
HIS*202*001(0575) – American History II
HIS*202*002T (0576) – American History II
HIS*202*070(11259)- American History II
HIS*207*001(12371)- African American History I
HIS*101*001H(0561) – Western Civilization I honors
HIS*101*002H(0562) – Western Civilization I honors
HIS*101*003 (0563) – Western Civilization I
HIS*101*004 (0565) – Western Civilization I
HIS*101*005 (0566) – Western Civilization I
HIS*101*006 (0567) – Western Civilization I
HIS*101*070(12368) – Western Civilization I
HIS*102*001(12369) – Western Civilization II
HIS*203*001 (7260) – Modern European History
Middle East, Asia, Africa, Latin America
World History or Inter-Regional Comparative
In addition Binghamton University accepts all General Education requirements awarded at Rockland Community College and encourages students to concentrate on the writing requirement described below.
Numerous other courses taken at Rockland Community College can be used as electives at Binghamton University. Other courses from Rockland 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 Inter-dependencies (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 Associates 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