Transfer Articulation: History

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The Department of History at Sam Houston State University would like to extend a personal invitation for you to visit and eventually join our department and faculty. The department offers opportunities for students to excel at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The faculty is committed to providing students with opportunities to further their professional development and research at all levels.

All History majors and minors at SHSU must complete HIST 1301HIST 1302HIST 2311, and HIST 2312. Applicants may transfer up to 12 semester credit hours (HIST 1301, HIST 1302, HIST 2311​, HIST 2312) towards a major or minor in History at Sam Houston State University. 

Department Contact: Brian Jordan,  Department Chair
Phone: 936-294-2584
Location: Academic Building IV, Room 441A

Courses Transfer Students Should Take:*

SHSU Course NumberCollege/TCCN SHSU Course Title Semester Credit Hours
HIST 1301HIST 1301United States History to 18763
HIST 1302HIST 1302United States History Sn 18763
HIST 2311HIST 2311World History to 15003
HIST 2312HIST 2312World History since 15003

*Note: Other courses may transfer, depending upon the selected degree or program.  Meet with your academic advisor to confirm whether coursework will transfer from another institution. For a complete listing of degree-specific requirements, please, review the degree plan within the Undergraduate Catalog

Note: A maximum of 12 semester hours of transfer credit in history may be applied towards a major or minor in History.

Field of Study

Sam Houston State University supports the State of Texas Field of Study

The Core Curriculum at Sam Houston State University (to be used by all incoming students as of fall 2014) contains 42 semester credit hours, encompassing nine component areas. Each component area has a minimum credit hour requirement and a selection of specific courses that may be used to satisfy the requirement. The Core Curriculum details Sam Houston State University courses and their Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) equivalents for college transfer students which comprise SHSU’s core curriculum.

Many SHSU disciplines including the sciences, business, and education require specific courses from the SHSU core as degree specific graduation requirements. To minimize cost and time to complete degree requirements always select SHSU/transfer core courses specified as degree requirements in your intended major.  If you have not decided on a major, select core courses supporting your intended area of academic concentration.

Prior to enrolling in core classes, students are encouraged to review specific degree requirements for their major. Selection of major-specified core courses reduces the total number of hours required for graduation.

If you do not see a Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) mapping a specific core course to your transfer institution, please go to Transfer Course Equivalency Guide and select your institution from the drop-down menu. The result will list all currently mapped transfer courses from your institution to SHSU courses.