History (U.S.)

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.




Concentration 12 hours - Select 4 courses

HST 109 The United States to 1865 (3)M

HST 110 The United States Since 1865 (3)M

HST 112 Foundations of Democracy (3) OR HST 194 [*FOUND* *DEMOCRACY*] (Credit is allowed for only HST, POS 112 or HST 194 (Foundations of Democracy))

HST 204 Historical Themes in the United States (3)M

HST 210 American Social History (3)

HST 211 American Jewish History (3)

HST 306 Studies in United States History (3)

HST 313 American Cultural History to 1865 (3)

HST 314 American Cultural History Since 1865 (3)

HST 315 Political History of the United States (3)

HST 316 20th-Century U.S. Foreign Relations (3)

HST 317 History of Postwar U.S. Conservatism (3) (Prerequisites: Minimum 30 hours; Credit is allowed for only HST 294 (American Conservatism), 317 or POS 317)

HST 320 U.S. Urban History Since 1850 (3)

HST 321 Constitutional History of the United States to 1865 (3)

HST 322 Constitutional History of the United States Since 1865 (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 329 Women in 20th-Century U.S. West (3)

HST 331 Mexican American History to 1900 (3)

HST 332 Mexican American History Since 1900 (3)

HST 333 African American History to 1865 (3)

HST 334 African American History Since 1865 (3)

HST 337 American Indian History to 1900 (3)

HST 338 American Indian History Since 1900 (3)

HST 340 American Military History (3)

HST 341 The U.S. West in the 19th Century (3)

HST 342 The U.S. West in the 20th Century (3)

HST 343 The American Southwest (3)

HST 344 Arizona (3)

HST 345 Environmental History, L, (3)

HST 405 Colonial American History to 1763 (3)

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

HST 407 The Early U.S. Republic, 1789-1850 (3)

HST 408 Civil War and Reconstruction (3)

HST 409 The Emergence of the Modern United States, 1877 to 1918 (3)

HST 410 The Modern United States, 1918 to 1945 (3)

HST 411 The Postwar United States, 1945 to 1973 (3)

HST 412 The Contemporary United States, 1973 to the Present (3)

HST 413 Contemporary America (3)

HST 414 The Modern U.S. Economy (3)

HST 415 Unequal Sisters: Women and Political and Cultural Change (3)

HST 416 Western Rivers (3)

HST 443 The United States and Latin America (3)

HST 456 The Vietnam War (3)


Electives 6 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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