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Be A Responsible Citizen
Our BA in History will serve you well—whether you want to launch your career or pursue a graduate degree. It gives you the opportunity to study the human experience over time, across the globe, and in your own backyard, drawing conclusions that pertain to life today.
Flexible skills for an ever-changing world
- Learn how we got to where we are today, and help decide where we have the potential to go in the future.
- Utilize evidence, develop compelling arguments, and make the necessary connections that will shape you into a competitive professional.
- Whether you're interested in graduate school or you're looking to pursue a dynamic career in today's ever-changing job market, you will be ready for it all.
Take Courses Like…
Our BA in History offers a concentration in the regional studies of Africa, Asia (China and Japan), Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Russia and Eastern Europe, and the United States.
It gives students the opportunity to study state power, ethnic and religious conflict, sexual oppression, racial hierarchies, and wealth and war in the fields of American, European, Asian, African, Latin American, and Middle Eastern history.
- HIS 113B The American Experience: American Diversity, Immigration, Ethnicity and Race
- HIS 132 Africa: An Historical Survey
- HIS 273 Ethnic and Racial History of the United States
Add Opportunities and Experiences
Students can expect engrossing debates in a friendly atmosphere and lively lectures by knowledgeable faculty who will challenge students to think critically, and grow academically and professionally, in order to meet the career opportunities of the 21st century.
The faculty of the department includes nationally and internationally recognized scholars who are also engaging teachers in the classroom and online. Their scholarship is evidenced by their numerous books, monographs, and articles published in journals, newspapers, and periodicals intended for general audiences. The department’s faculty members also present their research at international, national, and regional conferences.
Students who choose to major or minor in any of the department’s academic disciplines have an opportunity to gain practical, resume-building experience through participation in the award-winning Model United Nations team, as well as internships in museums, historical societies, archives, government agencies, and think tanks.
This program is also closely connected to the Global Asia Institute in New York City.
Choose Your Career
With the BA in History, you will receive excellent preparation for law school, graduate work, teaching, and a variety of private and public service positions. Our graduates have gone on to have successful careers in fields including, but not limited to:
- Advanced education in government and public administration
- Careers in business, especially with corporations that do business internationally
- Federal, state, and local governments
- Foundations and intellectual or benevolent institutions
- Law enforcement agencies and other criminal justice organizations
- Law school
- Military service
- Political campaigns
- Public and private interest groups
- Public service, nonprofit administration and work with non-governmental organizations
In addition, many of our graduates have gone on to graduate or law school, careers in higher education, education, nonprofit organizations, law, government agencies, multi-national corporations, and financial institutions.
Where Graduates are Employed
Some recent student internship experiences have included:
- American Civil Liberties Union
- International Center for Transitional Justice
- The International Refugee Rights Initiative
- New York Immigration Coalition
- The United Nations
- The www.howgreenismytown.org project
- The Washington Center for Academic Internships and Seminars