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Undergraduate Requirements


Freshmen: New freshmen admitted to USU in good standing qualify for admission to the Department of History as pre-majors.

Transfer students: Students transferring from other institutions or from other USU majors may be accepted as a pre-major in history. They must also have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

International students: International students should check the USU Office of International Students and Scholars for additional requirements.

To be a history major, students must complete at least 15 credits with an overall GPA of 2.5 and complete certain pre-major courses. Students majoring in history teaching and applying to the STEP program must go through an application process, which includes the following:

  • Complete 60 semester credits with a minimum GPA of 3.0

  • Complete certain core courses (see department for more information)

  • Complete a speech and hearing test

  • Pass the Teacher Education Writing Exam 

  • Provide an unofficial copy of your transcript

  • Pass a criminal background check (this should be done one semester before submitting the application)