BA History

The Bachelor of Arts in History helps students look to the past as they study historical facts and historiography while combining use of in-depth research, critical thinking, and writing skills to help us understand the past, make sense of the present, and hopefully serve as a guide for the future.

Students will choose one of two tracks – history or social studies education:

  • A degree in history prepares students to enter fields such as teaching, writing, research, politics and government services, or for those who desire to apply to law school.
  • A degree in social studies education prepares students to teach at the middle grades or secondary school level.

Key Program Features

Gain historical knowledge

Study historiography

Write critical essays using primary historical documents

Learn proper research techniques combining the first three areas noted with deep research to produce publishable papers

Program Details

Graduates are prepared to use critical thinking skills along with proper research techniques and writing skills.

Several of our students have completed internships locally at Bentonville Battlefield and the Wayne County History Museum.

  • History
  • Social Studies

More Information

Traditional Undergraduate Degree Sheets
  • Public School Teacher
  • Museum Director
  • Community College Instructor
  • Law