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B.A. in History
Find important details about this and related degree plans. Explore the tracks and minors that are available.
University Hours 56
Major Hours 51
Total Required: 128 credit hours*
*Based on track selection
Tracks & Related Degrees
Find specific program information for each track at the “View Catalog” button.
Public History (BA)
High School Teacher Certification – History (BS)
High School Teacher Certification – Social Studies (BS)
- Global Connections since 1400
- Europe in Crisis: 1914
- Ancient Rome
- Cosmic Race: History of Mexico
Yes! ACU offers a minor in this study. You can learn more about this minor by viewing the catalog or explore all of the minors available at the button below.
Related Minors Available
European Cultural Studies Minor
Gender and Multicultural Studies Minor
Global Studies Minor
Latin American Studies Minor
Consider the wide range of exciting careers available with a bachelor’s in history.
Secondary and higher education
International development and aid organizations
State and national parks
See more below!
ACU offers two degrees in history:
Bachelor of Arts in History
The B.A. in history is a liberal arts degree that prepares you to enter a variety of career fields and graduate studies, including government service, journalism, law, professorship, museums, archives and libraries.
Bachelor of Science in History
The B.S. in history with teacher certification is a collaborative degree with the Department of Teacher Education, combining rigorous study of history with extensive teacher preparation. You will leave ACU equipped with the knowledge and skills to teach high school history or social studies in grades 7-12.
History is a versatile area of study, one that explores the experience of humankind from era to era. Examining our past – from language and the arts to science and technology – gives us context to understand current events and how we might plan for the future. At ACU, our faculty invite their students to critically engage with history, to forge new research paths and present their findings at academic conferences, and to consider the ways in which the narration and commemoration of the past shapes memory and community identity in the present. All history students complete an internship in the field through a faculty-guided course, working with such host institutions as presidential libraries, archives, and local and national museums. Recent graduates have interned at the Smithsonian Institution, Milliken Special Collections, the National WASP WWII Museum and the Grace Museum.
Outside the Classroom
You will have many opportunities for growth outside the classroom, including:
- Field school experience
- Study or teaching abroad
- Phi Alpha Theta honor society
The study of history challenges us and expands our worldviews. The research, writing and critical-thinking skills you will gain while earning a history degree equips you for a wide range of careers, even wider than you might imagine, including:
- Secondary and higher education
- International development and aid organizations
- Historic preservation
- State and national parks