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Transferring Credit

Transferring credit from accredited North American institutions

  1. For elective credit toward the degree. The signature of the history department chair is required on the appropriate form provided by the Registrar. Providing a course syllabus and a sample paper or completed assignment will speed assessment of the course's level (100, 200, etc.)
  2. For Field of Study, Historical Studies (FSHT) credit. The Registrar's transfer form must be filled out and the required material provided to the history department chair. Approval depends on the course meeting FSHT criteria. Please note that no online courses or community college course will be approved for this requirement. To be approved, the course syllabus must clearly demonstrate that students have read and analyzed primary sources in a historical context, that students have worked critically with multiple historical methods and interpretations, and that students completing the course will have done enough graded analytic historical writing on primary and secondary sources to demonstrate their progress toward learning to do their own evidence-based historical analysis and argumentation.
  3. For credit toward the history major. The signature of the history department chair is required. Courses transferring at 0.7 units and above will be counted as a full unit for purposes of the major.

Transferring credit from University of Richmond - approved study abroad programs

  1. For elective credit toward the degree. The signature of the history department chair on the study abroad approval form is required.
  2. For Field of Study, Historical Studies (FSHT) credit. The signature of the history department chair on the study abroad approval form is required. See above for criteria
  3. For history credit in another program, such as international studies. The signature of the History Department chair is required for the History designation; the signature of the major advisor is required for major credit.
  4. For credit toward the history major. The signature of the history department chair is required. Students studying abroad for one semester may (subject to restrictions on 100-level courses) apply as many as two courses to the major or minor; students studying abroad a full year may apply three courses to the major.