Students who pursue the concentration in U.S.history study the growth and development of human society from all aspects including political, social, economic and cultural. 


  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • A minimum of six upper division hours must be taken with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • M Some courses may have transfer equivalents available from the Maricopa County Community College District, details are provided on the Maricopa County Transfer tab.

Core Survey Courses - 6 hours required

HST 100 Global History to 1500, HU & H & G, (3)

HST 101 Global History Since 1500, HU & H & G, (3)

HST 109 The United States to 1865 (3)M

HST 110 The United States Since 1865 (3)M

U.S. History - 3 hours required

HST 306 Studies in United States History (3)

HST 325 Immigration and Ethnicity in the United States (3)

HST 327 Women in U.S. History, 1600-1880 (3)

HST 328 Women in U.S. History, 1880-1980 (3)

HST 340 American Military History (3)

HST 406 The American Revolution, 1763-1789 (3)

HST 408 Civil War and Reconstruction (3)

HST 413 Contemporary America (3)

HST 456 The Vietnam War (3)

European History - 3 hours required

HST 304: Europe in World History Since 1789 (SB & H), Europe in World History to 1715 (SB & H), Witchcraft and Christianity in the Atlantic World (SB & H) (3)

HST 347: Ancient Greece I: Bronze Age through the Peloponnesian War (3)

HST 361: Witchcraft and Heresy in Europe ((L or HU) & H) (3)

HST 364: Sex and Society in Modern Europe ((L or SB) & H) (3)

African, Asian or Latin American History - 3 hours required

HST 302 Gender and Sexuality in Islam, (HU or SB) & G & H, (3)

HST 303 China,Japan & East Asia in World History (SB & H), The British Empire in Asia (SB & H) (3)

HST 372 Modern Middle East (SB & G & H) (3)

HST 391 Modern Southeast Asia (SB & G & H) (3)

HST 456 The Vietnam War (SB & G & H) (3)

Upper Division Elective 3 hours
Select in consultation with an advisor.

NOT HST 492 Honors directed Study

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.

BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:

  • A meeting with your academic advisor to:
    Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
    Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration

  • One course meeting general studies MA requirement
  • ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)

BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better

BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
     Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better

For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses

For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.









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