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Study the past to help future-proof your career!

BA offered in Traditional formats

Our program can open doors to a variety of careers because you will get personalized mentoring from award-winning faculty members, all of whom are ready to help prepare you to be a future success. We even offer a cutting edge Geographic Information Systems (GIS) certificate with software-based learning applicable to a variety of careers.

A bachelor of arts in history is 36 credit hours and provides the knowledge and skills that successful students need to prepare them for teaching at the high school level, attending graduate school especially in history or law, or pursuing a career in public history such as working in archives, museums, or historical sites. Their skills and knowledge also make them educated individuals ready to work at any career requiring literate persons. 

Students will experience a solid foundation in geography and American, European, and non-Western history as well as the opportunity to focus on regions, time periods, or topics that are of particular interest. Specifically, topics of study include Reformation to Revolution, Waterloo to World War II, and more.

Degree requirements


Just a few of the many careers that you can pursue with a historical studies degree include becoming a teacher in secondary school, archaeologist, broadcast journalist, paralegal, park ranger,librarian, historic preservation. 

Our Faculty

You will join a great faculty who would love for you to join us. Your professors are active in their fields and on campus promoting history and other opportunities just for you.

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Life as a Historical Studies Major

What’s it like to be a Historical Studies major? Learn more about the extracurricular events and groups you can be a part of here at Lindenwood. Explore your opportunities for job market experiences and amazing adventures for life long memories.

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Making a Career Out of What You Love

Our History graduates are employed in a wide variety of positions, from police officers to urban planners, from lawyers to professors, from teachers to international business professionals, and from archaeologists to library managers. A second major or a minor can increase the variety of positions available to you upon graduation.

Jobs in History and Geography History Is Not a Useless Major

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