School of Liberal Arts

The Department of History is committed to quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The department offers a variety of options for undergraduate majors and minors in history for students who need history classes for their own majors and for those who are looking for interesting electives.

The department is proud of its close working relationships with other programs on campus, including the Museum Studies Program; the National Council on Public History; the Center for American Studies; the Africana Studies Program; and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.

Degree map

One of the most difficult tasks of being a college student is figuring out what classes to take and when to take them. In order to make the process a little easier, each major at IU Indianapolis has its own degree map outlining the path you should take to graduate as quickly as possible.

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Additional information

History major

History major online

Get admitted to the School of Liberal Arts

Admission by certification
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Complete at least 12 IU credit hours

Have you met the certification requirements? Let Liberal Arts know.

Arts, Humanities, and Human Services Cluster

This major is part of the Arts, Humanities, and Human Services (AHHS) cluster. The AHHS cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing majors in art and design, education, general studies, journalism, liberal arts, and social work. The AHHS cluster partners with students on their academic advising and career plans to guide them into their degree-granting schools. 

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