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9HI - History

History & Political Science Undergraduate Bachelor of Arts

Program Delivery

Residential Program

Program Level


Degree Designation

Bachelor of Arts

Program Type



College of Liberal Arts

Program Description


The History Program instills and fosters, in the spirit of free inquiry and intellectual exchange, an understanding of the influence of political, economic, social, and cultural forces on past and contemporary events, institutions, and peoples.  The History Program provides students with the ability to comprehend, compare, and evaluate competing explanations of past and present subjects, using reason and evidence to guide inquiry. 


  • Develop critical thinking, research, and communication skills.

  • Develop an appreciation for the variety of cultures and civilizations of the world, across every period of history, from the ancient world to the 21st century.

  • Promote not only tolerance of different perspectives and points of view, but an understanding of why these differences exist and persist.

  • Complete independent research in the field of history by working with professional historians.

Program Specific Admission Requirements

There is no additional criteria to declare this major.

Additional Program Information

Potential Careers

A History major allows students to pursue a wide collection of career paths and provides the necessary training for future work in many military, governmental, and civilian positions, including:

  • Historian

  • Military Officer

  • Lawyer

  • Museum Curator

  • Teacher

  • Intelligence Officer

  • Any career that requires critical thinking, and analytical, problem-solving, and communications skills


Students are able to write and speak effectively about the contributions of others as well as their own research.


Students understand and use the methods and ethical standards of professional historians.


Students are able to discern between different types of sources.


Students develop and present a thesis.