By examining human behavior in
the past, the study of history can help us better understand ourselves and
others. As a student of history, you will learn how to gather and analyze
information and present your conclusions in clear, concise language.
An undergraduate degree in
history can lead to a career in teaching at the college or high school level,
law, government, politics, the ministry, museums and libraries, journalism or
editing, historical societies and archives, communications, or a number of
other professions. Many students participate in internships as part of their
program. Students may also minor in history.
The department also offers
one of the few programs in historical communications in the country. This
unique program allows students to combine study of history and courses in
communications such as journalism, editing, radio, or television, and an
internship. This major is particularly suited for students who want to work in
fields such as communications, the media, or journalism.
Degree Requirements: Bachelor of Arts with a major in history
HIS 250 Historian's Craft
HIS 499 Senior Seminar in History
- Four 3 credit 100 level courses.
- Six electives at the 200 level or above, two must be non-U.S., two must be 300 level, courses can count toward two requirements.