Oct 02, 2022  
UofM 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
UofM 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History, (Accelerated B.A./M.A.)


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This program allows outstanding undergraduates to begin the coursework for the Master of Arts in History during their senior year. Students are encouraged to begin planning to enter the Accelerated B.A./M.A. (ABM) program early in their undergraduate career, in consultation with the advisors in the Department of History.

Working closely with the undergraduate and graduate coordinators, those selected into this program will begin a carefully tailored course of study that will allow them to complete their B.A. degree requirements while also beginning coursework towards their M.A.

Admission


To apply, students must have a minimum 3.25 grade point average. Applicants must submit two reference letters, a statement of purpose, a writing sample, and a copy of their transcripts to the director of graduate studies. Each applicant’s file will be reviewed by the undergraduate advisors and the graduate studies committee.

Students must also apply to the Graduate School for the Accelerated B.A./M.A. program, which allows them to take graduate courses in History. To continue in the program past the B.A., students must apply for full admission into the Graduate School and into the History department’s M.A. program.

Only in ABM programs, up to 12 hours of graduate course work can count towards both the undergraduate and graduate programs. However, any graduate coursework will not apply to undergraduate GPA.

Typical 5-year Sequence for History ABM


  • FRESHMAN YEAR

  • First Semester

  • Credit Hours: (3)
  • GE MATH (3-4)
  • HIST LD* (3)
  • Foreign Language BA 2010 (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Semester Total: 15-16 hrs

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  • Second Semester

  • Credit Hours: (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • HIST LD* (3)
  • Foreign Language 2010 (3)
  • GE Social/Behavioral (3)
  • Semester Total: 15 hrs

  • Semester Totals (30-31 hrs)

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  • SOPHOMORE YEAR

  • First Semester

  • Credit Hours: (3)
  •  

  • Credit Hours: (3)
  •  

  • HIST LD* (3)
  • GE Natural Science w/lab (4)
  • Elective (3)
  • Fine Arts (3)
  • Semester Total: 16 hrs

  •  

  • Second Semester

  • Credit Hours: (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • GE Social/Behavioral (3)
  • GE Natural Science w/lab (4)
  • Upper Division Elective (3)
  • Semester Total: 16 hrs

  • Semester Totals (32 hrs)

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  • JUNIOR YEAR

  • First Semester

  • Upper Division Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Upper Division History (3)
  • Upper Division History (3)
  • Semester Total: 15 hrs

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  • Second Semester

  • GE Humanities/Fine Arts (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Upper Division History (3)
  • Upper Division History (3)
  • Upper Division Elective (3)
  • Semester Total: 15 hrs

  • Semester Totals (30 hrs)

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  • SENIOR YEAR

  • First Semester

  • Credit Hours: (3)
  • HIST 6000 level (3)
  • HIST 6000 level (3)
  • Upper Division Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Semester Total: 15 hrs

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  • Second Semester

  • HIST 7000 level (3)
  • HIST 7000 level (3)
  • Upper Division Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Semester Total: 12 hrs

  • Semester Totals: (27 hrs)

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Master’s Year One


Fall Semester

  • Historiography (3)
  • 7000-level elective (3)
  • 7000-level elective (3)
  • 7000-level elective (3)

Semester Totals: 12 hrs

Spring Semester

  • HIST 7070 (3)
  • 7000-level elective (3)
  • 7000-level elective (3)

Semester Total: 9 hrs.

Total Hours: 21 hrs

 

NOTES:

*HIST LD - 9 hours from HIST 1110, 1120, 2010 or 2020

Students who do not test into foreign language 2010 will need to take 1010 and 1020 which count as electives.

Requirements


GE = General Education Requirements                        BA = College and Degree Requirements  

Foreign language requirement – see the Undergraduate catalog: https://catalog.memphis.edu

 

Bachelor of Arts Degree Hours = 120

42 Upper Division hours required for BA graduation

No more than 2 hours of physical education courses may be counted toward a degree

Residence – 30 of the last 60 hours must be taken at University of Memphis; at least 60 hours must be at a four-year institution; transfer students must earn at least 6 hours of a major at UM and at least 3 hours of a minor at UM.

 

Master of Arts Degree Hours = 33

At least (1) Historiography Course

Must take HIST 7070 (Research Seminar)

No more than 9 credit hours at the 6000-level

No more than 24 credits in the same geographical field (non-history courses included)

No more than one directed readings course (7012); second possible with petition.

Up to 12 Credits can count towards both Undergraduate and Graduate degrees.

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