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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 rese