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.

History Department Blog
Degree Audit Errors  Link to article
UIS is a very old and inflexible system and the degree audits of History majors are often full of errors as a result, with courses miscategorized within the major requirements...
July 01, 2020
Relevant Histories  Link to article
Naysayers often say that history is irrelevant! Tired! Dusty! Boring! A succession of dates and names that don’t mean anything and won’t get you a job! Well they&#...
June 16, 2020
Glossary  Link to article
Like any institution, BC has its own internal language. For example, you may have noticed we love acronyms! The History Department too has its own terminology, some of which m...
June 10, 2020

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