Degree Description

Offered as a major and minor

Related Academic Programs
philosophy, sociology, education/social studies

History Major

Your college career is history in the making. What better way to learn than by studying history itself? Students within the Bachelor of Arts History major will take classes in everything from utopia to Harry Potter—although for some, those might be the same thing. In addition to a wide variety of courses to choose from, students are encouraged to pursue an internship in an historical field.

Outside of history classes

Outside of Class

Each spring, students with records of academic excellence are invited to join the Pi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, an organization that bestows scholarships and prizes on many of its members. If your interest in social studies lends itself to an interest in government, join the Student Government Association and work on behalf of the rest of your class.

Resources for finding a job with a history degree

Career Crossing

History majors are required to have an internship and the Career Center is a terrific resource to help you find the right kind. Stop by to learn about resume and internship workshops, career fairs, and opportunities to meet employers.

Mount graduates with a history degree

After You Graduate

Pursue a career as a(n):
  • historian
  • educator
  • researcher
  • writer
  • government official
  • politician
Get to work with:
  • museums
  • historical organizations
  • court systems
  • newspapers
  • government agencies