History Major

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With a history degree from Bethel University, you’ll develop a comprehensive understanding of the past, from ancient civilizations to the present day, taught from a Christian worldview. Attain a greater understanding of the patterns along with the causes and effects of human behavior. Explore the major events, people, and ideas that have shaped the world we live in today. Then, learn how to think critically about the past and how to use historical evidence to make informed judgments about the present.

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History Major

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Program – 4 years

  • United States History
  • Themes in World History
  • Early Modern World
  • Modern World
  • Ancient and Medieval World
  • Historical Methods
  • World Regional Geography

History Minor

Courses will include:

  • United States History
  • Themes in World History 
  • Early Modern World 
  • Modern World 
  • Ancient and Medieval World 
  • Historical Methods 
  • World Regional Geography

Prepare for an exciting future as a/an:

  • Historian
  • News/political analyst
  • Museum curator
  • Archivist
  • Journalist
  • Historical preservationist
  • Politician
  • Records manager
  • Researcher
  • Grant writer
  • National parks ranger
  • Urban planning and development specialist

For students planning to pursue graduate studies, this degree provides a strong foundation for:

  • Seminary
  • Law school
  • A variety of other graduate programs

You’ll gain career-shaping skills such as:

  • The ability to develop a well-rounded understanding of the past and its relationship to the present
  • Critical thinking
  • Communication
  • Research
  • Creativity
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History Major Highlights

At Bethel University, we assist students of history in developing a Christian worldview. Our history majors attain a greater understanding of the patterns along with the causes and effects of human behavior. This is accomplished through developing core skills: critical thinking, communication, research, and creativity. History and social science majors are prepared for a broad variety of careers.

Also Consider These Areas of Study

As you’re pursuing a degree in history, you may explore pairing it with one of the following degrees:

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