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History Major

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.

Degree Requirements: Bachelor of Arts with a major in history

Required courses:

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.