Through the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, the Department of History offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in History. Our graduates have gone into exciting careers in international business, government service, law, education, communications, library science, tourism and much more.
The program offers high-quality instruction and personalized attention from experienced professors who have diverse expertise and engaging teaching styles. Collaboration with other departments allows you to explore a wide range of interesting topics. As a history student, you may also study the following related fields:
- American studies
- International studies
- Latin American studies
- Religious studies
- Women’s studies
- Military science
- Naval science
- Aerospace studies
If you have a deep interest in history, but you also want to build a career in international business, for example, you may want to consider a double major. With its foreign language requirement, the B.A. History degree option also gives you a competitive advantage in our global economy.
Through lectures, seminars and varied course work, you’ll explore the entire sweep of human experience – spanning centuries, continents and cultures. You’ll also learn valuable research, writing and critical thinking skills that you can apply to many careers. As a graduate of our program, you’ll have the ability to evaluate events, people and ideas by using a historical perspective, and you'll learn to apply a systematic approach to solving problems in any number of fields, such as law, business, academia and communications.
We offer hard-to-find history courses that will expand your horizons and pique your interests. Some of our most popular and more unique courses include:
- Pirates of the Caribbean and Beyond
- The Medieval Church
- Public History
- Disease and Culture: History of Western Medicine
- Conspiracies and Secret Societies