UMPI BA History Degree Plan
BA History Degree Plan
Here is a BA History Degree plan for the University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI) as of approximately July of 2022. Please make sure that the suggestions are still valid before beginning to follow this plan.
Credit to DegreeForum members ss20ts, ashkir, and others for making it possible to plan alt credits for degrees at UMPI.
The alternative credit courses were handpicked using experience from previous students as to what courses will be the easiest and quickest courses to take. In places with multiple courses listed, the first course is assumed to be the fastest/easiest course to take.
Requirements for UMPI
- 30 credits worth of courses must be completed with UMPI
- Students must take most of the UL concentration courses at UMPI.
Tips on Order in Which to Complete Courses
Start with Sophia.org. Unfortunately, Sophia only allows 2 courses open at one time, so do only one course at a time that has touchstones (written assignments). Once done with Sophia, do Instantcert. Finally do Study.com
How Long Will It Take To Complete This Degree Once I Finish All the Alterative Credits?
How long to complete depends on various factors such as experience, time commitment, the efficiency of studying, etc. However, considering you spend at least 20 hours a week on your studies, completing this degree could take 2-3 sessions.
How the General Education Curriculum Works
The GEC of UMPI is one of the most complex and hardest to understand of any college.
Some key things to keep in mind
- You need at least one course to meet each objective
- One course can meet multiple objectives
- You need 40 unique credit hours worth of courses
Source of Credit
This degree plan was made using these sources to map out all the alternative credits.
- UMPI GEC requirements
- Sophia.org Equivalency List
- Study.com Official Transfer Guide
- Sophia, Study.com, and Instantcert are the course providers recommended in this degree plan
General Education Curriculum Requirements
|Course Name||Transfer Credit|
|1A||3||Sophia or CLEP or
Study.com or UMPI
|English 104: College Composition I (UMPI recommended)|
|English 105: College Composition II (UMPI recommended)
(Grading for English Comp II in Sophia takes 2 months which is why it is not recommended)
|1C||3||Sophia||Communication at Work (recommended)
or Conflict Resolution
|1D||English Composition I (Duplicate)|
|2A||3||Sophia||Intro to Ethics||3|
|2B||Intro to Ethics (Duplicate)|
|2C||English Composition II (Duplicate)|
|Humanities 201: Critical Thinking & Analysis or
HUM 103 - Creative Decision Making
|2E||3||Sophia||Art History I or
Art History II
|3B||College Algebra (Duplicate)|
(Highly recommended you take at Sophia vs UMPI)
|3E||1||Sophia||Human Biology Lab|
|4A||(Orientation course on YourPace's learning platform is taken for no credit)|
|4B||English Composition II (Duplicate)|
|4C||Intro to Ethics (Duplicate)|
|5A||3||Sophia||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|5B||3||Sophia||US History II (recommended) or
US History I
Note: If you are already fluent in a foreign language, you could also take an ACTFL exam. CLEPS are not recommended for beginners unless you already have at least a year of school experience in a foreign language.
|5D||Intro to Ethics (Duplicate) or Ancient Greek Philosophers|
|5E||3||Study.com||Political Science 102: American Government or
Political Science 101: Intro to Political Science
|Course Name||UMPI Credit|
|POS 101: American Government||3||American Government (Duplicate)|
|POS 211: Introduction to Political Thought||3||Study.com||Political Science 101: Intro to Political Science||3|
|SPA 101: Elementary Spanish 1
(or take French 1)
|3||Spanish I (Duplicate)|
|SPA-102: Elementary Spanish 2
(or take French 2)
|3||Study.com||Spanish 102: Intermediate Spanish||3|
|HTY 301: Medieval Europe||3|
|HTY 454: Slavery in United States||3|
|HTY 315: Greece, Rome, and the Early Church||3|
|HTY 350: U.S. Environmental History||3|
|HTY 400: Discovering and Interpreting Local History||3|
|HTY 456: Films of the Cold War||3|
|HTY 401: Oral History||3|
|HTY 115: World Civilization 1||3||CLEP or SL||Western Civilization I||3|
|HTY 116: World Civilization 2||3||CLEP or SL||Western Civilization II||3|
|HTY 161: U.S. History 1||3||US History I (Duplicate)|
|HTY 162: U.S. History 2||3||Sophia||US History II||3|
|HTY 439: The Vietnam Wars||3||UMPI or Study.com||History 108: History of the Vietnam War or
History 308: Causes and Effects of the Vietnam War
|Course Name||UMPI Credit|
|Whatever you want||32||Sophia||Whatever you want
** Due to duplicates in History major, you need more electives.
Note: You can take some Sophia 1cr courses to hit the required credits exactly
Total Transfer Credit
|General Education Requirements||40||34|
*To copy this degree plan, hold down the left mouse button, drag to select tables, then copy/paste (CTR+C/CTR+P) to Sheets or Excel.