The Bachelor of Arts in History exposes you to the vast social, cultural, military, economic, political and intellectual details and experiences of the past to better understand and impact the future.
More than memorizing dates, you’ll discuss topics openly to develop your critical thinking and analytical skills. You’ll examine events from a cause-and-effect position, but also come to understand individuals, groups, societies and nations from every angle. Students can choose from a wide range of courses, studying many key historical events from the Russian Revolution to the Vietnam War.
Our faculty are seasoned historians dedicated to the study of the world’s past, gaining a deeper understanding of the present and developing insights into how the world may change.
A Bachelor of Arts in History degree allows you to develop the skills and knowledge associated with a liberal arts degree, while providing you with the analytical skills necessary to compete in a global economy. Our alumni have pursued graduate programs and a number of meaningful career paths, including:
• Teaching and scholarship
• Private research for financial institutions
• Public research for local, state or national governments
• Public administration and policy research
• Nonprofit agencies
• Museum programming and archives
• Film archives
• Cultural resources management
• Foreign service
• Historic preservation
• Writing, editing, publishing and records management
• Research and development
• Communications and community relations
You can add initial certification in history education while completing your Bachelor’s degree in history or a post-baccalaureate program once you graduate. These certifications may be completed in three semesters. Find out more about YHC's Teacher Preparation Program.
Questions? Contact Associate Professor of History and History Department Chair Dr. Thomas Stearns.