As a history major or minor, you will develop critical thinking skills and deepen your cultural awareness as you become a well-rounded citizen and professional, equipped to understand today's globalized world. 

A Tradition of Excellence

BC's distinguished History faculty members are active participants in the scholarly community who share their passion for understanding the world through close mentorship and a diverse range of course offerings.

Undergraduate Courses

A History Education for Today

Grounded in BC's liberal arts tradition, a history degree prepares you to understand the complexities of our modern world—and thrive in it. Graduates go on to careers in diverse fields such as academia, law, business, government, journalism, and teaching.

Why Study History?

Interested in Majoring or Minoring in History?

Email the Director of Undergraduate Studies or connect with one of our Student Mentors to learn more about majoring, double majoring, or minoring in history at BC.
Prof. Penelope Ismay

Prof. Penny Ismay


Student Mentors

Whether you’re a major, a minor, or just want to know more about the department from a student’s point of view, our student mentors are here to help. Please feel free to get in touch.


The BC Undergraduate History Journal

Oracle showcases exemplary scholarship by current history majors and minors. For prospective students, the journal offers a window into our department and an exciting arena for exploring how the present is intrinsically bound with its past.

Courses & Resources

Explore undergraduate courses and resources for current history students, from paper-writing tips to a list useful links of historical interest.

Undergraduate Courses

For Current Students