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Undergraduate Requirements


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

Transfer students: Students transferring from other institutions or from other USU majors may be accepted 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.

Students majoring in history teaching and applying to the STEP program must go through an application process, which includes the following:

  • Complete History Teaching Major plus the required STEP courses with a minimum GPA of 3.0

  • 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)