Professor Iam Chambers in a discussion with history students

B.A./B.S. History

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College of Business and Economics
University of Idaho
ALB 125
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3161
Phone: (208) 885-6453
Fax: (208) 885-6296
Amber Gray

Examining Human History

Explore the entire sweep of the human experience, spanning centuries, continents and cultures as a history major. Develop a rich historical perspective and strong research, writing, problem solving and critical thinking skills. This program equips you for a career in business, education, law and much more.

Fast Facts

  • Dynamic, highly acclaimed classes with award-winning teachers.
  • Unique capstone course for majors with special topic seminars.
  • Internship opportunities in historical societies, libraries, public records offices, and museums.
  • Independent/directed study classes provide first-hand research opportunities and chance for collaborative work with faculty.
  • Study abroad options

  • International business
  • International relations
  • Government and military service
  • Law
  • Education
  • Library science
  • Communications and media
  • Tourism and recreation
  • Museum studies
  • Curatorships
  • Health-care professions
  • Working with public documents and services
Salary National mean: $58,000 per year
Degree Roadmap

Download a sample "Four Year Plan" for an undergraduate degree in history.  Additional information can be found at: Undergraduate Degrees in History.

Find Your Advisor

Degree Prep To prepare for to earn an undergraduate degree in History, high school social studies and language studies are useful.

$70,000 + per year

Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines, scholarships and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.

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Hands-On Learning
  • Sophomore methods course
  • Senior research capstone seminar
  • Directed studies courses
  • Internships
  • Collaborative research



History majors have held the following internships: 

  • US Senator, the Hon. Richard G. Lugar
  • US State Department (Southeast Asian division)
  • Idaho State Historical Museum
  • County/local historical societies



Phi Alpha Theta (has received national recognition)