History, B.A./B.S.

The past shapes the present.

Everything we are now is a result of who we have been in the past. When you study history, you gain a deep understanding of the people, places and events that have helped shape the world we know today.

As a history major, you will explore the entire sweep of the human experience — spanning centuries, continents and cultures. You will develop a rich historical perspective and a strong set of skills in research, writing, problem solving, and critical thinking. The program equips you for a variety of careers in business, education, law, communications and many other fields.

This program could be a good fit if you:

  • Are fascinated by history
  • Like museums, travel and learning about other cultures
  • Enjoy reading or watching biographies
  • Are a strong writer and analytical thinker
  • Are interested in national and global events

With a degree in history, you may become a/an:

  • Teacher
  • Librarian
  • Historian
  • Museum director
  • International business consultant
  • Public relations consultant
  • Tourism and recreation director
  • Intelligence analyst
  • Broadcaster
  • Writer
  • Editor
  • Political analyst
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer (with additional education)
  • Freelance researcher
  • Employee for a nongovernmental organization (NGO)
  • Diplomat
  • Officer in the U.S. military

Available Online and On-Campus

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