Bachelor of Arts

Division of Humanities

History is one of several Humanities degrees offered at YHC. The major exposes students to social, cultural, military, economic, political, and intellectual moments of the past to foster better understanding of today’s world. History majors and minors are trained beyond the fundamentals to view history through lenses of critical thinking and analysis.    

The Humanities majors are all built on the same liberal arts core and History in particular offers students the ability to explore the vast field of history by selecting courses from a wide range of topics. In addition, History majors have plenty of elective credit hours to double-major, minor, or simply take classes that pique their curiosity.

You can also minor in history; details are below.

When viewing requirements for your major, please select appropriate catalog year.

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What classes can you take?

  • A diverse set of classes in the liberal arts core
  • Major classes in History, including:
    • America’s Greatest Crimes and Trials
    • American Film History
    • Global History of Women in Sport
    • Witches and Witchcraft

What can you do with a History Major?

History prepares you for a range of graduate school and career options. Majors often train to be educators at each of the levels [secondary/High School, Community College, & College and University] by attending graduate school or a MAT program. Majors also pursue law degrees, archival/museum studies degrees and government positions, like law enforcement. With the writing skills and development of critical thinking and analytical skills, History majors are prepared for careers in a wide array of fields.

You can also minor in history!

View the minor curriculum.