Major in History
Austin Allen, PhD, Coordinator
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A Bachelor of Arts in History provides students with the intellectual discipline as well as the research, analytical, and communication skills that will prepare them for careers in teaching, government, non-profit organizations, and the private sector. Students interested in pursuing a professional degree in law, history, library studies, public history, or other disciplines in the social sciences and humanities will find the skills offered by the History Degree to be particularly useful to them in their future studies.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates who earn a BA in History will be able to:
- Recognize and identify the significance of historical development in the United States.
- Recognize and identify the significance of historical global change.
- Recognize context and make careful generalizations based on factual evidence.
- Use research skills to effectively locate and present competing historical interpretations of a subject.
- Apply academic conventions of historical writing, including the development of clear and convincing compositions and the application of proper source attribution.
- Communicate effectively and succinctly through informed spoken discourse.
NOTE: Students must select either the standard concentration or the education concentration in order to complete a BA in History.