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.
- analyze historical evidence, including textual and visual sources.
- evaluate historical interpretations.
- develop and support their own interpretations.
The quantity of writing and discussion required in history courses also helps students to develop effective communication skills.