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History (BA, Minor)

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Program Director of History; Associate Professor of History
Embark on a Journey Through Time with a History Major at William Peace University

Have you ever been captivated by the narratives of the past? The History program at William Peace University invites you to delve into the depths of the past, unraveling the stories that have shaped civilizations and cultures. Our Bachelor of Arts in History, complemented by a Minor option, offers a distinctive and multi-disciplinary approach that transcends traditional boundaries, encouraging you to explore the interconnectedness of historical events and their profound impact on the present.

A Tapestry of Knowledge and Culture

Step into a world where the past comes alive, not merely as a series of events but as a vibrant tapestry woven with the threads of human experience. The History program at WPU is designed to cultivate well-rounded individuals with a deep appreciation for the complexities of history and its intersection with culture. Beyond the conventional study of historical events, our curriculum incorporates interdisciplinary coursework, enriching your understanding of the broader cultural contexts that have shaped societies.

Unveiling the Past, Shaping the Future

As a history major at William Peace University, you won’t just learn about the past; you’ll embark on a journey to understand the forces that have shaped our world. From the revolutions that changed political landscapes to the artistic movements that transformed societies, our program encourages you to analyze and connect the intricate threads that span different eras and regions.

It’s an exploration that goes beyond the textbooks, fostering a deep appreciation for the complexities of historical narratives.

Developing Critical Thinking Skills through Historical Analysis

One of the distinctive features of our History program at William Peace University is its inherent emphasis on cultivating critical thinking skills. Studying history goes beyond memorizing dates and events; it involves a profound exploration of the complexities that shaped diverse historical periods and contexts.

Our program hones this essential skill by encouraging students to engage in in-depth examinations, fostering the ability to analyze, evaluate, and synthesize information. Whether deciphering the motivations behind historical actions or discerning the impact of societal changes, the study of history equips our students with a sharpened analytical mindset, a skillset valuable not only in historical studies but across various professional domains.

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History majors pursue many careers, including lawyer, professor, museum director, and more.

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Careers: Where History Meets Opportunity

A recent Georgetown University study analyzing 137 college majors nationwide ranked “history” as the 18th most popular major in the United States. This recognition speaks volumes about the versatility and value of a history education.

As a history major at WPU, you’ll be well-prepared for a myriad of career paths that include inspiring future generations in an academic setting, molding young minds by fostering an appreciation for the complexities of the past, applying critical thinking and analytical skills to excel in legal professions, curating and preserving cultural heritage, guiding visitors through historical sites, safeguarding and organizing digital records, contributing to the dissemination of historical knowledge through literature, reporting on historical events and their impact on contemporary society, securing funding for historical preservation and research projects, and navigating the intersection of history and politics, assisting lawmakers in decision-making.

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes. Our History program provides a solid foundation for those aspiring to pursue advanced degrees in various fields, including history, law, and education.


The interdisciplinary approach broadens your perspective, allowing you to see connections between history and other disciplines, fostering a holistic understanding of human culture.


The interdisciplinary nature of our program equips students with versatile skills, making them well-suited for careers in education, law, research, communications, and beyond.

Related Programs

Political Science (BA)

Pre-Law (BS)

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