The History program offers the B.A. degree and Minor in History, with emphases on American, African American, Asian, Middle East, Islamic and global histories, and contributes courses to the Minor in African Studies. Students develop the following skill-sets: critical thinking; multi-cultural and global perspectives; application of historical and other social scientific research methods.
The B.A. degree in History requires completion of 33 credit hours in History.
The Minor in History requires completion of 24 credit hours in History selected in consultation with an academic advisor and may focus in American, African Diaspora, Asian or Middle East history.
History majors are actively engaged in many campus programs and activities, including The Gold Torch student newspaper, the History Club, the Honda All Star Challenge, and the Black Atlantic Conference.
History prepares our graduates for any number of careers requiring a well-rounded liberal arts education. Our graduates compete for non-profit or corporate management trainee programs; pursue higher degrees in History, American Studies, Law, Foreign Affairs, Education, Library Science, etc.; as well as join such programs as the Peace Corps and Teach for America. In any post-baccalaureate plan, faculty mentors and the Career Services Center provide support.
For all Humanities majors we suggest you complete four years of high school English and two years of a second language. We encourage your enrollment in Advanced Placement (AP) courses and will negotiate credit, placement or exemption for AP scores of 3 (qualified) or higher in the following subjects: Chinese Language and Culture, English Language, English Literature, European History, French Language, French Literature, Spanish Language, World History, and U.S. History.