This program will further develop your skills in critical thinking, research, writing, argumentation, and documentation.
What is Historical Studies?
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Historical Studies hones the skills of critical thinking, analytical reading, effective writing, and information synthesis. The B.A. in Historical Studies provides a sound foundation for a variety of careers and generalizes well to a range of industries. The degree also provides the necessary background for further study for those seeking a graduate degree in history or historic preservation, education, or in a closely related field such as law or political science.
This program provides both breadth and depth of historical studies. Students receive a strong foundation in U.S. and World History, as well as options to focus on specific topics in upper level courses. Primary source interpretation and "going to the source," is central to their study of the past. Students have the freedom to choose a historical topic of their choice for their final capstone project or develop an internship which also requires a research component.
Why study Historical Studies at UNH College of Professional Studies?
This program will further develop your skills in critical thinking, research, writing, argumentation, and documentation. In your courses, you’ll gain a sound foundation for a variety of careers and generalizes well to a range of industries. Since knowledge of the past is so important in understanding who we are today, a student in this program develops skills in assessing the causes, consequences, and significance of historic events and the forces that shaped them. This is a flexible program that is completely online yet it also provides students the opportunity to complete a degree program that meets the requirements for a broad range of graduate and post-bacc programs, such as teacher's certification, Master's of Library Science, Archives and Collections, Project Management, and Research, or the Legal Field. While some degrees require additional education, the skills that students develop in a historical studies program provide a strong foundation for a variety of different careers. Please reach out to the Program Director or Director of Career Services to discuss your career goals or personal interests in greater depth.
Many well-known personalities were history majors, such as Edward Norton, Conan O'Brien, Steve Carell, Bill O'Reilly, Wolf Blitzer, Chris Hughes, Antonin Scalia, and Anthony Kennedy.
Potential Career Areas
- Public Service
- Political Scientists
- Museum Technicians and Conservators
- Non-Profit and Cultural Organizations
- Business & Consulting