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Earn Your Bachelor of Arts in History

History is offered through the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

The program offers high quality upper division courses and advisement designed to prepare students for a wide variety of careers related to History as well as providing graduates with a solid foundation for postgraduate study. These courses acquaint students with major areas of knowledge and help students develop many significant skills needed for academic and career success. These courses help students as they embark on the journey of integrating their personal Christian faith with their growing base of academic knowledge and awareness of the world around them.

Program Options

Program Option Degree Plan
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in History PDF
Minor in History PDF

What makes an OBU History degree special?

The study of history is about more than memorizing dates and facts. It examines the forces and events that have shaped the world. By studying history, you will acquire a framework for understanding the present and anticipating the future. You will develop research, writing and presentation skills that will serve you in any career. History classes include the perspective of other division areas, giving you a much broader understanding of human behavior and events from pre-history to the present. The study of history will help you learn to think critically, to not just accept another historian’s view of the world, but to arrive at your own.

What are OBU grads doing with their History degrees?

Several grads teach history at nearby high schools; one grad is a historian for The Navigators, a Christian ministry organization headquartered in Colorado Springs, and another works at the United States Congress. History alums often attend law school.

Examples of possible careers include the following:

  • Campaign consultant
  • Community development
  • Government service: elective and appointive
  • Historian
  • Law: attorney, judicial
  • Missions
  • Museum work
  • Park ranger
  • Policy analyst
  • Public relations
  • Policy researchers
  • Professors
  • Teachers

Faculty 

Learn more about our Behavioral and Social Sciences faculty.

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