History (BA)

The BA program in history focuses on American history, with coursework in European, Latin American and global historical perspectives. Faculty expertise includes the history of technology and science, biography, war and its effect on society, public history, aviation, environmental history, and related fields. Students are trained in methods of historical research and study the development of human society from social, cultural and political perspectives.

Students must complete a minimum of 12 upper-division credit hours of HST courses offered by the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts.

Students who would like to combine this degree with teaching certification should contact the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

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History (BA)
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Career outlook

The bachelor's degree program in history prepares scholars and teachers for graduate and professional studies and for careers in education, writing and other related fields. Career prospects for secondary history and social studies teachers in Arizona are particularly strong. Students in the program develop skills in:

  • analyzing ideas and problems
  • communicating effectively
  • finding and evaluating information
  • presenting clear and logical arguments

With these skills, graduates of this program may find jobs as:

  • archivists
  • broadcast news analysts
  • court reporters
  • curators
  • historians
  • history teachers
  • judicial law clerks
  • lawyers
  • legal support workers
  • media and communication workers
  • middle school teachers
  • museum technicians and conservators
  • paralegals and legal assistants
  • postsecondary teachers
  • reporters and correspondents
  • secondary school teachers
  • teachers and instructors
  • writers and authors

The degree also prepares students to continue in graduate and professional programs.

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