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History

DEGREE
Bachelor of Arts in History

MINOR
History

The B.A. degree in History encompasses World History, American History and American Studies and American Material Culture. In addition to a variety of courses in those three areas, the program offers interdisciplinary courses that reflect recent scholarship in social and cultural history and material culture. Internships are offered with the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, Dover Air Force Base Museum, local historical societies, John Dickinson Plantation and Biggs Museum of American Art. Graduates with degrees in History are well prepared to enter graduate programs in law, business, and international relations in addition to further study in history. They are in demand not only as teachers, but also as historic site surveyors, historic archaeologists, museum guides and administrators, and archivists.

Graduates of the History Program:
1. Demonstrate  a knowledge of U.S. History, World History, and American Studies/Material Culture that will establish a strong foundation for graduate study or a career in many fields
2. Understand and appreciate the moral and ethical foundations of the world’s diverse civilizations, peoples and their political, economic, social, and cultural histories
3. Using appropriate technologies, construct, present, and/or write well-organized historical narratives by thinking critically and by finding, evaluating, and synthesizing evidence from diverse historical sources
4. Use their historical knowledge to serve the larger community

SPECIAL FEATURES
•   Internships at local museums, historic sites, and historical agencies
•   Travel courses to Ireland, Italy, California, New Mexico

Core Requirements
Meet the Faculty