Choosing an Adviser and Starting the Program Planning Process
- The History Program faculty want you to have the guidance that you need as you assemble your academic program at Cameron and that is why the History Program matches you with an adviser from your first day in the program.
- Once matched with an adviser we encourage you to work with this same adviser as you complete each stage of your program. This will give you someone familiar with your unique circumstances and provide you with a single point of contact for all advisement matters.
- Since advisement takes time, the History Program faculty encourage you to set up appointments with your adviser in advance via e-mail, telephone, or personal contact, although where time is critical or an assigned adviser is simply not available, other faculty (especially the chair) may provide temporary advisement as needed.
- Once matched with an adviser, you can switch from that assigned adviser, but you need to contact the department chair or departmental administrative assistance and request this. This will ensure that departmental advising records are kept up to date.
- Minors & Military Students: The department chair will meet with all new majors prior to their being assigned an adviser, and will advise all department minors and complete all military student or VA degree checks.
So who is my adviser?
If you are a new major, you will be assigned a faculty adviser based on the first letter of your last name as indicated in the chart below:
|S. Janda||A, H, I, Q, T, W, Y, N|
|D. Catterall||B, D, J, K, L, M, O, P, X, C, E, G|
|T. Childs||F, R, S, U, V, Z|
Planning Your Program
Degree Requirements, Planning Checksheets, and Course Descriptions
|Bachelor of Arts in History||
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The Department of History and Government offers a wide range of classes. To view the class rotations for the respective degree programs in the department, you can download them by selecting from the list below.
What If a Class a Required Class Is Not Available?
There are a variety of online History programs across the U.S. through which you might consider taking an online course. Keep in mind that when trying to fulfill a CU degree requirement you must have prior approval of the course by CU History faculty to be sure that the course will transfer and count towards your degree. You also need to ensure that you are meeting the residency requirements for a B.A. from CU, i.e. that you are taking sufficient courses from CU to receive your degree. Here are some web portals that describe and link you to available online programs in History and which may assist you in your planning:
Things to Consider as You Plan
- Complete at least one survey course in a given sub-field of History before taking advanced work in that area.
- Take History 2133 at least 1 full academic year before History 4793 so that you give yourself time to learn the research and writing skills needed to succeed in Senior Seminar.
- Space out your 3000- and 4000-level History electives so that you take no more than 2 to 3 per semester.
- Make sure that you consult the planning check-sheet in selecting your 3000- and 4000-level electives so that you take the right combination of electives.
Is There Financial Help Available?
YES! The Financial Aid Office can assist you with applying for federal student aid as well as other scholarships available to you through the university. And the Department of History & Government has Tuition Waiver Scholarships for eligible majors in all B.A. degree programs. Click on the link below for further information!