The Bachelor of Arts in History degree explores history's fascinating events, people, and cultures that determined the course of modern civilization. Whether you’re interested in the Antiquities, Western Civilization, Colonial or American History, the Civil War, World War II, the Cold War, Middle East history, or an analysis of Iran, this dynamic history program offers compelling choices. This bachelor’s program emphasizes critical and analytical thinking, and effective research and writing skills. Graduates with history degrees can be found as curators, archivists, educators, or in professions involving research, writing, editing, advocacy, politics, or historical preservation.
Many university faculty members teaching these courses are published historians who bring unique perspectives and relevant research into the classroom. You’ll also connect and interact online with other students who share your enthusiasm for history.
In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:
- Demonstrate knowledge of key historical facts, values, and ideas that have shaped civilizations throughout history.
- Analyze primary sources in their historical context.
- Analyze secondary sources and identify various approaches to historical interpretation through critical reading.
- Evaluate historical arguments based on primary sources and the historical method.
- Demonstrate ability to conduct independent historical research in primary and secondary sources and complete a major research paper.