BA Program (stand-alone)

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Bachelor in History (BA)

The History Major requires 36 credits of academic study. History majors can undertake a guided independent study in an approved subject of their choice; intern as curators and archivists at local museums and historical societies; participate in the activities of the History Club; and earn membership in the university's chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the international history honor society.  Links are provided below.

Career Opportunities

Graduates have pursued careers in the following fields in education as teachers, principals, and librarians. The program has helped students begin careers in law and government as lawyers and public administrators. A degree in history also offers opportunities in business . Graduates have entered the fields of banking, insurance, real estate, and sales.

Career Requirements

There are varying course requirements depending on students' admission date to a) the university and b) the History Department. Choose the appropriate curriculum in the University catalog.

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