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Law School Early Entry Option

History Law School Early Entry Option Requirements

  • These requirements apply to students entering this program in fall 2014 and thereafter. Students who enrolled earlier should consult the catalog in effect at the time they enrolled.
  • You can also reference the graduation requirements for the year in which you enrolled on the portal; view graduation requirements by year (PDF) in the right-hand column of your MyResources page.
  • Transfer students: You may apply up to 6 credits (two courses) toward program requirements, with the approval of the program director.
  • Read the course descriptions.
  • Learn more about qualifying for and taking advantage of the Law School Early Entry Option through the UB School of Law.

General-Education Requirements
(43 credits)

General-education requirements for:

  • all students who entered UB prior to fall 2013
  • any student who entered UB with 24 or more credits before fall 2014

General-education requirements for:

  • all new freshmen (fewer than 24 college credits) who entered UB in fall 2013 and after
  • all new students entering UB in fall 2014 and after

History Law School Early Entry Option Requirements (24 credits)

Core Courses (12 credits)
  • The Historian's Toolkit (HIST 295)

Choose three courses from among the following areas:

Topics in History of the Wider World

  • Emergence of Europe (HIST 311) 
  • Age of Revolution (HIST 312) 
  • Europe, 1815-1914 (HIST 313) 
  • Europe, 1914-45 (HIST 314) 
  • Europe Since 1945 (HIST 315) 
  • English Law to 1689 (HIST 331) 
  • English Law Since 1689 (HIST 332) 
  • History of Common Law (HIST 440)
  • History of Germany (HIST 463) 
  • Topics in East European History (HIST 465) 
  • History of Africa (HIST 466) 
  • Modern China (HIST 470) 
  • Modern Japan (HIST 472) 
  • Women and the Family in European History (HIST 474)
Topics in American History
  • American Legal History (HIST 340) 
  • History of U.S. Foreign Relations (HIST 350) 
  • Old South and Slavery (HIST 370) 
  • The Civil War and Reconstruction (HIST 375) 
  • New South and Civil Rights (HIST 377) 
  • The Chesapeake World (HIST 380)
  • American Cities (HIST 381) 
  • History of Baltimore (HIST 382) 
  • Community History (HIST 383) 
  • America Since 1940 (HIST 420) 
  • American Constitutional History (HIST 434) 
  • American Political History (HIST 468) 
  • U.S. Women's History (HIST 473) 
  • History of American Business (HIST 478) 
  • Introduction to Public History (HIST 480) 
  • Introduction to Historical Preservation (HIST 482)
The following courses, depending on the instructor's preference, may be taught either as Topics in American History or Topics in the History of the Wider World courses and may be applied to those requirements as appropriate:
  • Ancient Civilizations (HIST 310) 
  • World War II (HIST 344) 
  • Film and History (HIST 390) 
  • HIST 438 Great Trials in History (3) 
  • HIST 445 Topics in the History of Religion (3) 
  • HIST 460 The Cold War, 1945-90 (3) 
  • HIST 477 Technology and History (3) 
  • HIST 497 Special Topics in History (3)
Major Electives (12 credits)

Choose four courses from the core courses and/or from:

  • Internship (HIST 490)
  • Independent Study, 1-3 credits (HIST 492)
  • Honors Seminar (HIST 493)
  • Honors Project, 3-6 credits (HIST 494)
  • Senior Seminar in History (HIST 495)
  • Seminar in Public History (HIST 496)

Also, you may count one of the following courses as a discipline elective:

  • Ancient Philosophy (PHIL 317)
  • Modern Philosophy (PHIL 319)
  • 20th-Century Philosophy (PHIL 320)

General Electives

  • First Year Seminar: Introduction to University Learning (IDIS 101)
    freshmen only; transfer students replace this with a different elective

Complete as many courses as necessary from any discipline to fulfill your 120-credit requirement to graduate.

Information Literacy Requirement

Meet the UB Information Literacy graduation requirement by successfully completing one of the following:

  • Introduction to Information Literacy (INFO 110)
  • The Historian's Toolkit (HIST 295)
as of fall 2014