Bachelor of Arts Program in History
For specific course and program requirements, please consult the current undergraduate catalog.
The Bachelor of Arts Program in History is designed to provide a broad, balanced education in the discipline of history. Students will develop skills in critical thinking, problem solving, and written and oral communication through research and the application of their studies. Our faculty possesses attitudes and values conducive to lifelong and continued learning, as well as to active and effective citizenship.
Completion of the History Program prepares graduates with the knowledge and skills to be effective historians. Combined with the appropriate courses, it provides a strong background for journalism and law school. Producers of television shows, documentaries, and movies with settings in the past require a dedicated research staff to ensure historically accurate productions. Many former History graduates have pursued careers in editing, publishing, archival management, foreign service, tourism, and historical preservation.
This program provides a solid background in the methods and concepts of historical investigation and introduces students to the various schools of historical interpretation. It includes courses in American, European, and non-western history, as well as a wide variety of arts and sciences courses. The research and writing skills developed in this program open additional opportunities in many areas.