Department of History

Washburn Hall, 80 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI 02881

401.874.2528 (p); 401.874.2595 (f)

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Fall 2017 Deadlines


Sept. 12 - End of Open Add period

Sept. 19 - End of Permission Number Add Period

Sept. 19 - Last day to add Pass/Fail Option

Sept. 27 - Last day to drop class with no W designation

Oct. 1 - May 2018 graduation applications due

Oct. 18 - Last day to drop classes

Oct. 20 - Last day to change from Pass/Fail Option

Dec. 11 - Last day of classes


Bachelor of Arts in History


History Major

Should you decide to major in history at URI you will start the program with at least two, and no more than four, 100-level courses. The URI Department of History does not recommend specific 100-level courses for our majors.

  • Students interested in the University’s teacher education program, however, should begin their studies with courses that meet requirements for the history and social studies teaching certificates: History 111 or 112, 113 or 114, 141, and 142.
  • Students with AP credits in American History should not enroll in 141 and 142
  • Students with AP credits in European History should not enroll in 113 and 114.

The balance of the undergraduate credits in our history program should be completed with  300- and 400-level courses. Our major ends with a two-semester capstone sequence,  a 400-level course. The first course (401, 441, or 481) prepares students for their undergraduate research seminar (495). These two courses are taught in consecutive semesters by the same instructor.

History Minor

Undergraduate students may minor in history by completing 18 credits in the field. At least 12 credits must be at the 200 level or above and at least 9 credits must be from courses taken at the University of Rhode Island.

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