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Bachelor's Degree in History

Bachelor's in History Degree

"History should be studied because it is essential to individuals and to society, and because it harbors beauty." Dr. Peter N. Stearns, Professor of History, George Mason University

Why Study History?

The study of history is the study of "change over time" - understanding how and why events in the past occurred, interpreting historical evidence about those events, and synthesizing evidence into written arguments. Learning about the past can help us better comprehend our present and future.

At Excelsior, our history courses emphasize critical thinking, written analysis, and understanding multiple perspectives on the past. History is also about passion, beauty, and the search for "truth." The study of history creates engaged, empathetic, and informed citizens who seek to understand and better human society.

History Majors at Excelsior College:

  • Have a personal passion for history and historical topics
  • Often transfer in a lot of history credit earned at other schools
  • Learn how to locate, evaluate, and process information
  • Gain transferable job skills in research, writing, and critical thinking
  • Pursue graduate studies and careers in a wide variety of fields

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Bachelor's in History Credit Requirements

Bachelor of Arts in History option: Minimum of 120 credits: 90 credits (30 in upper level) in arts and sciences and 30 credits in applied professional courses, additional arts and sciences courses or a combination of both. 33 of the 120 credits must be in the major subject (18 upper level), including a 3-credit capstone course.

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Bachelor of Science in History optionMinimum of 120 credits: 60 credits (21 in upper level) in arts and sciences and 60 credits (9 in upper level) in applied professional courses, additional arts and sciences courses or a combination of both. 33 of the 120 credits must be in the major subject (18 upper level), including a 3-credit capstone course.

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Catalog: Liberal Arts

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