Since the History Department offers and sponsors more than 100 courses per year, in addition to mounting courses at every NYU Global site, students are expected to complete their requirements through courses sponsored by the department. In rare cases, however, students can petition to receive credit towards their major/minor for courses based outside of the department. The two most common such cases are (1) students transferring to NYU from other universities, (2) students who have identified courses in other departments that do not overlap with our department’s offerings – for example, ancient Egyptian history. In these cases, majors may petition up to 3 courses, and minors may petition 1 course, to count toward their History requirements. In order to petition a course, you must email firstname.lastname@example.org your completed Course Petition Form and the course syllabus.
*Please note: Course Petitions through the History department only assess whether a course may be counted towards the history major or minor. It does not guarantee acceptance of credits at NYU. If you are petitioning a course taken outside of NYU, you must first go to CAS Advising (Silver Center, 9th fl.) to petition for the credits to be accepted by the university. Once the non-NYU course appears on your transcript, you can petition for it to count toward your history degree.