Academic Planning Worksheet: History

Preparation for your intended major is a factor in the review of your UW transfer application. Use this worksheet to help you plan for admission to your intended major and for UW general education requirements.


Department admission information

This major has minimum requirements.

There are five programs of study available:

  • General History
  • History of War and Society
  • History of Religion and Society
  • History of Empire and Civilization
  • History of Race, Gender and Power

Transfer students must be enrolled at the UW before applying.

Minimum 2.00 cumulative University GPA requirred.

Students apply, by appointment, to the History Undergraduate Advising Office. Email histadv@uw.edu for more information.


Courses required for admission to major

Directions: Record the courses you have taken, are taking or plan to take prior to UW enrollment that you believe are equivalent to the UW course requirements listed below. Not sure? Use the transfer course equivalency guide.

UW Course Dept. Prefix & Number Term/Year
Example: MATH 124 – Calculus I MATH 151 AUT 08
10 credits of History coursework with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50
10 credits of composition/writing courses with a minimum grade of 2.0 for each course

Additional information

It is recommended that students take courses that develop writing skills.

Entering transfer GPA

Total undergraduates, as of autumn 2018: 171

Total from Washington community colleges: 30

  • Entering transfer GPA (from WA community colleges):
  • 3.75 – 4.00: 6
  • 3.50 – 3.74: 5
  • 3.25 – 3.49: 6
  • 3.00 – 3.24: 6
  • 2.75 – 2.99: 4
  • 2.50 – 2.74: 1
  • 2.49 and below2

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