College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Undergraduate Degrees in History

Most students are required to study history in both elementary and secondary schools. At that level, students often are given the impression that the study of history simply requires memorization of names, dates, and other facts about events in the past. At the college level, however, the study of history facilitates the development of research, analytical, evaluative, and interpretive skills. History majors learn how to locate and access a wide range of sources, to analyze historical evidence, including textual and visual sources, to evaluate historical interpretations, and to develop and support their own interpretations. The quantity of writing and discussion required in history courses also helps students to develop effective communication skills.

Bachelor of Arts

History, BA

History/Social Studies, BA

Combined Bachelor of Arts

Latin American Studies, BA

Bachelor of Arts in Education

History-Elementary, BAE

Minors

History Minor

Foreign Cultures Minor

Latin American Studies Minor

Public History Minor