About the Department
The Department of History offers an undergraduate major leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree in History. A major in history requires 39 credit hours of course work; a minor requires 18 credit hours. The department’s faculty offer courses in American, European, Asian, African, Middle Eastern, and Latin American history. In all these courses, students will learn about particular historical subjects and their significance, and they will master skills that will allow them to succeed in any career they choose. These skills include critical thinking and analysis, written and verbal communication, cultural understanding, and a global perspective, which will help students become thoughtful and well-informed citizens and will prepare them for life and work in an increasingly globalized world. History is a liberal-arts discipline that prepares students for success in a wide range of fields, including education, business, international relations, public service, law, technology, library science, and historic preservation.