Through an expansive offering of exciting courses, our programs in History teach you the critical skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly changing economy. Our award-winning faculty have an impressive variety of specializations, such as the African diaspora; the history of medicine; public history; military history, and religious history. They also offer courses that focus on the historical developments of regions across the globe through the ancient, medieval, and modern periods, including the United States, Europe, Latin American, the Middle East, East Asia, and the Southern U.S.
The BA in History provides you with the expertise that employers most commonly expect in the college graduates they hire, including critical thinking, oral and written communications, digital technology, professionalism and work ethic, global and intercultural fluency, and the ability to synthesize meaning from a vast range of information. Because we begin cultivating these highly valued skills from day one, you will be able to articulate the skills, knowledge, and experiences you have mastered to succeed in your career goals.
Reacting to the Past
Prince Fellows Program
Introductory History Courses
1 Course in Pre-Modern History
1 Course in Modern History
1 Course in US History
HIST 250 - Historical Research and Writing
10 Courses at the 300-400 level (must include 2 courses in US, European, and World History)
Take 5 courses each from 1 area and 1 thematic concentration
Sex, Gender, and the Body
War and Society
HIST 498/499 - Senior Seminar/Senior Thesis
A minor in history will provide you with a solid foundation in the numerous methods of historical inquiry and academic writing. A minor will sharpen your skills in conducting original research, investigating primary source documents, and making connections across geography and time.
Program Faculty Spotlight
Katie Stringer Clary
Museum Studies: Museum Education, Administration, Disability, and Museum History; Public History, Ancient World
Latin American Culture, Sciences of Crime, Governance and Citizenship, Visual Culture, Class Identities, Gender and Feminism
Early Modern Science and Medicine (1400-1800), Renaissance Europe, Reformation Europe, Tudor/Stuart Britain, and The Intellectual History of Early Modern Europe
Student and Alumni Work
Popular Certificates and Minors
» $45 Application Fee
» Official Transcripts (High School, Secondary School, or Previous College)
» SAT/ACT Test Scores (optional)
For International Students
» Proof of English Proficiency (ESL Students)
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