An understanding of history requires students to integrate many branches of knowledge. Individual history courses cut across lines of the social sciences, humanities, and even the natural sciences. More important to the history student than learning what has happened is understanding the process of change.
By comparing the human conditions over decades or centuries, history students identify fundamental social trends and analyze critical causal factors. History students develop research, analytical and writing skills necessary not only for work, but for living. A history major builds confidence for making judgments in many fields of human endeavor.
For a summary of the BA program in History, see BA Degree Requirements History Major/Minor.
Please note: Students must declare a major by the time they have completed 60 semester hours of coursework.