Why Major in History?

Studying history is important in order to fully understand the complexities of this modern globalized world. Students develop critical thinking skills, learn to write persuasively, and increase their cultural awareness. All of these skills are valued in any profession, so while students may decide to continue on to study history at a graduate level, our majors also enter other professional fields such as law, business, government and foreign service, journalism, and teaching.

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Courses for Fall 2020  Link to article
Hey BC: Here are your awesome History course choices for Fall 2020! Remember: Always check Agora for the most up-to-date information And check here in case you’re wonder...
March 10, 2020
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Revisions to the History Minor  Link to article
The History Minor is changing! It will consist of 5 courses, and integrate a more global approach to history: those students who’ve focused on European/US history will b...
February 26, 2020
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History Majors Can’t Get Jobs  Link to article
History majors can’t get jobs! History majors can only be history teachers! History majors can maybe go to law school, but political science is a better major for going ...
February 10, 2020
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