History Advisement

History is an incredibly flexible and useful major for just about any career. Its emphasis on synthesizing conflicting information and crafting persuasive arguments with compelling evidence are essential skills for civic engagement.

Whether you're transferring to UNM or already here but wanting to change your major to History, the first step toward a History Major is to make an appoint to meet with the College of Arts and Sciences History advisor, Erica Henderson (ehenderson@unm.edu),  from the College of Arts and Sciences Advisement Center.

Erica can take you through a degree audit, help dort out transfer credits, review where you stand with University graduation requirements, and evaluate how whatever you have left to complete a History Major might fit into your schedule. She is the one who can officially change your major to History if that’s what you elect to do.

Specific questions about History courses, History Major requirements (or possible exceptions to them), and transfer equivalencies, can be directed to the History Department Director of Undergraduate Studies, Fred Gibbs (fwgibbs@unm.edu).