History and American Studies majors are well-rounded, well-informed students ready to pursue a variety of graduate programs and careers in education, law, research, politics, non-profit service organizations, and communications.
This unique, multi-disciplinary program focuses on American history and culture. In addition to completing a number of history courses, students broaden and enhance their study of American culture and history through the pursuit of interdisciplinary course work.
A Georgetown University study, which analyzed 137 college majors from universities across the country, ranked “history” the 18th most popular major in the United States.
Also, data from the National Center for Education Statistics places history at no. 21 on its list of the most popular 200 majors at U.S. colleges and universities.
The courses listed below are for the Academic Catalog and are subject to change. Please reference the Academic Catalog for further information and course descriptions. If you are a current student, please reference the catalog in which you come under.
Bachelor of Arts in History and American Studies
- FacultyAssociate Professor of Political Science and Program Director for Criminal Justice, Political Science, and Pre-LawProgram Director of History; Assistant Professor of HistoryAssociate Professor of Anthropology & Department Chair of Culture, History, and Politics
The American Historical Society provides a long and detailed descriptions of career opportunities open to history majors.
Other career opportunities include:
- Museum Director
- Park Ranger
- Foundation Director
- Manuscripts and Archives Librarian
- Digital Archivist
- Photograph Archivist
- Book Editor
- Grant Writer
- Speech Writer
- Campaign Staffer
- Congressional Aid
- Public Policy Analyst