BA in History

Whether you are intrigued by history's mysteries, or simply want to perfect your research and writing skills, a bachelor of History degree from Webster University prepares you for many interesting careers.

In fact, very few history majors become historians. Instead, most go on to become lawyers, librarians, businesspeople, writers, archivists, researchers, teachers, politicians, and even entertainers.

Webster University's bachelor of History allows you to be familiar with the outlines of the history of the modern world since 1500. You'll gain an in-depth knowledge of a geographic area or historical epoch, and you will be able to make historical arguments using concrete illustrations and examples.

You'll also master critical analysis skills that will give you the ability to analyze a situation and come up with creative and practical solutions. And research skills that will help you understand past practices and trace the roots of any issue. Interdisciplinary thinking and training practiced during your study will enable you to think about a problem in many ways, analyze it using many tools, and provide solutions drawn from different traditions of thought.

Points of Distinction

  • The opportunity for international study at our campuses in London, United Kingdom; Vienna, Austria; Leiden, the Netherlands; Thailand and China; and a unique Refugee Studies program at our campus in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Unique internship program designed to enhance the curriculum including those at the Missouri History Museum.
  • Faculty to help you define career choices to pursue with your degree.

Degree Requirements

A major in History requires of a minimum of 128 credit hours consisting of 42 required credit hours, 3 international language requirement credit hours, applicable university global citizenship or general education program hours and electives.

International Language Requirement: A minimum of 3 credit hours in a non-native language is required in addition to the requirements for the major. Courses used towards the International Language requirement may also be used to fulfill general education requirements or a major/minor in a foreign language. The requirement will be waived for students whose native language is not English and who are studying in English.

For full course selections, review the Undergraduate Catalog.

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