The study of history focuses on the human story...people's experiences in the past, the choices they made, and the impact on future generations. For students, history involves learning how to research, to critically evaluate and analyze, and to create a new and compelling story.
Students who graduate with this major can pursue careers in:
The BVU history major includes two faculty members who are published authors and who focus on military history – both American and World. The program allows students to understand the wars our country has been in and are engaged in from both an American and World perspectives. By focusing on military history – and the societies that perpetrate, allow and sustain conflicts, we come to understand the local, national and global contexts in which we all live. Through the faculty’s strong connections, students have access to one of the best military history programs in the area.
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Each year, the history program participates with area school students in grades 6-12 for the National History Day competition, which returns to BVU as a site for district competition in 2017.
History students at BVU can be a part of the program's active history honor society and history club that keeps history alive on campus and helps foster students' intellectual and professional interests.
Options are boundless for BVU's history students. Learn about World War II and the Civil War in ways you’d never thought possible, or travel to Poland, the Czech Republic, and Israel for the Holocaust Studies Tour.
BVU grads are in demand. A survey found that 100 percent of History majors from the Class of 2018 were either employed or enrolled in graduate or professional school within six months of graduation.
The eclectic Keith Carter Middle Eastern Collection
History students have access to the Keith Carter Middle Eastern Collection, which came to BVU in 2010. Featuring over 200 artifacts from the Middle East and around the world - including Libya, Malaysia, Bali, Kenya and India - it was donated by the late educator and philanthropist, Keith Carter.
Enhance your education
History students can join the Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps), which provides students with the training and experience that can't be found anywhere else on campus. Being a student in ROTC will enhance the quality of your education and will better prepare you for whatever career you pursue.
Students must take 12 credit hours at the 100-level in a minimum of 3 fields
9 credit hours HIST 300 level or above
6 credit hours HIST electives
HIST 481 The Historian’s Craft (World) or HIST 482 The Historian’s Craft (US)
Students must take 9 credit hours at the 100-level in a minimum of 2 fields.