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History Major

History is the narrative of the recorded past. It provides knowledge about the human condition and enriches cultural literacy. Understanding people, places and events through time informs a sense of continuity and change. It also cultivates the skills of research, writing, reading, speaking, analysis, critical thinking and problem solving. More fundamentally, history tackles the essentials: Who are we?  How did we get here?  Why are things the way they are?

In pursuing such questions, history majors acquire an education that promotes citizenship and personal enrichment while preparing them for a wide range of professional career goals. The history program helps to prepare majors for graduate or law school as well as public service and private sector careers. Internship opportunities are available.

Career Opportunities

  • Appointive or elective political office
  • Congressional staffs
  • Historical societies and museums
  • Television
  • Business opportunities requiring liberal arts background
  • Lobbying
  • Public relations
  • Social work
  • Teaching
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Genealogy
  • More Career Information...


  • Bachelor of Arts in History

    Available program formats

    This program is available online and in class at the following location(s):

    • MO - Columbia Day Campus
    • MO - Columbia Evening Campus
    • MO - Kansas City
    • MO - Lake of the Ozarks
    • MO - Rolla
    • TX - Fort Worth
  • Disclaimer: Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in History degree at the Rolla location will need to take some courses online.



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