- Successfully complete (pass) at least 120 credits that meet the degree and program requirements of the Faculty of LA&PS with a cumulative grade point average of at least 5.00;
- Complete 42 credits in History
- Complete 24 credits of General Education requirements, as described below;
- Complete at least 36 credits at the 3000- or 4000-level, including at least 18 credits at the 4000-level (of which 12 must be in History).
- Meet York’s residency requirement: at least 21 credits in History (50% of credits toward your major) and at least 30 credits overall must be taken at York University.
Students take a minimum of 21 general education credits as follows:
- 6 credits in natural science (NATS)
- 9.00 credit course in either the humanities or social science categories from the approved list of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies general education courses
- 6.00 credit course on the other side of the humanities and social science category divide from the approved list of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies general education courses
Credits in History
42 credits, including:
6 credits at the 1000-level (Must be taken in the LA&PS History Department)
- First-year courses taken at Glendon or other universities do NOT satisfy this requirement. (The Department usually counts these as 2000-level courses.)
- No more than one AP/HIST1000-level course (6 credits) will count towards the HIST Major
- Upper-year students must obtain permission from the Director of Undergraduate Studies to enrol in an AP/HIST1000-level course.
- Courses at the 1000-level do not fulfill the departmental requirement that at least one course in the major must deal with history outside Canada and the U.S.A.
- Exemptions to this requirements are only granted at the discretion of the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Exemptions may be granted if the student has taken a minimum of 18 credits in History courses, in which the student has earned a minimum B+ History grade point average. Students granted such an exemption must take a substitute 6-credit History course at the 3000 level or above.
At least 36 additional credits in History
- No more than 12 credits in History at the 2000-level will count towards the Major
- At least 6 credits in History above the 1000-level must deal with history outside Canada and the U.S.A.
- At least 24 credits in History must be at the 3000-level or above
- At least 12 credits in History must be at the 4000-level, including at least one seminar (AP/HIST 4XXX)
- All 18 credits at the 4000-level required for graduation may be taken in History
Information on 4000-level History courses
The AP/History Department offers two types of 4000-level courses: seminars and colloquia. Seminars (HIST 4XXX) normally enrol about 18 students and have a substantial research component. Colloquia (HIST 40XX) normally enrol 30 students.
- History Honours Majors must take at least one 4000-level seminar
- 4000-level History seminars are NOT offered during the summer session.
- 4000-level History courses taken at the Glendon Campus will count as seminars if they have planned enrolments of fewer than 20 students.
- History Majors who have successfully completed at least 84 credits may use the online enrolment system to enrol in 4000-level courses for which they have the prerequisite(s). Students unable to enrol for any reason should contact the course director and the Director of Undergraduate Studies for permission.
- Exceptionally strong students may enrol in Graduate History courses at the 5000-level with permission of the course director. Such a course will be entered as AP/HIST 4991, Advanced Seminar in History, on undergraduate transcripts and will count as a 4000-level seminar for departmental degree requirement purposes. On request, the department will attest, on letterhead, that History 4991 is a graduate-level course. For further information and permission to enrol, see the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
- Honours Essay (AP/HIST 4000 6.0): History Majors of exceptional ability (defined as a B+ or higher average in History) may apply for permission to do an Honours Essay under the supervision of a History department faculty member.
Credits Outside the Major
At least 18 credits (in addition to General Education)
- i.e., 18 credits in courses that are NOT History courses.
- Additional courses in History or other subjects