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Bachelor of Arts in History

Bachelor of Arts in History

Understanding the past will give you a critical eye to shape the present and the future.

Studying history at Ursuline means you’ll be interfacing with faculty members who will encourage you to understand the past and its lessons, know yourself and your value system, understand the values of others in our diverse global society, and participate in society as a responsible citizen. The history program at Ursuline is designed to be shaped by your own goals. You’ll get to choose all but two required courses from a wide menu of options that can be customized to your post-Ursuline plans. Faculty-led tours abroad, faculty lectures, and the flexibility to customize your program of study through course selections, double majoring, and even participating in one of our graduate bridge programs including the 3+3 Law partnership with Cleveland Marshall College of Law will enrich your experience even further.

Outcomes of the program

  • You’ll understand cultures across the globe from a historical perspective
  • You’ll identify major questions and enduring themes, including values, within and across cultures over time
  • You’ll develop a capacity for critical judgment based on evidence and become familiar with various research methodologies that allow for a clearer understanding of the past.

Learn more on the History program homepage.

Understanding the past will give you a critical eye to shape the present and the future.

Studying history at Ursuline means you’ll be interfacing with faculty members who will encourage you to understand the past and its lessons, know yourself and your value system, understand the values of others in our diverse global society, and participate in society as a responsible citizen. The history program at Ursuline is designed to be shaped by your own goals. You’ll get to choose all but two required courses from a wide menu of options that can be customized to your post-Ursuline plans. Faculty-led tours abroad, faculty lectures, and the flexibility to customize your program of study through course selections, double majoring, and even participating in one of our graduate bridge programs including the 3+3 Law partnership with Cleveland Marshall College of Law will enrich your experience even further.

Outcomes of the program

  • You’ll understand cultures across the globe from a historical perspective
  • You’ll identify major questions and enduring themes, including values, within and across cultures over time
  • You’ll develop a capacity for critical judgment based on evidence and become familiar with various research methodologies that allow for a clearer understanding of the past.

Learn more on the History program homepage.

The History program prepares students for employment in a variety of fields after graduation. The most common careers for alumnae with the B.A. in History are in the public sector (government service, non-profits, non-governmental organizations, policy studies organizations). History graduates are also well prepared for careers that require the ability to work in groups, apply critical thinking, solve research problems, and communicate well in speech and writing. Students who complete the program and do well in their classes are prepared for graduate study in history, political science, historic preservation, law and museum studies. Students who intend to enter graduate study in History should include relevant foreign language training in their undergraduate programs and strongly consider taking at least one course in statistics.

You’ll take the following classes, in addition to your Ursuline Core Curriculum, to fulfil the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in History:

  • History 214 – US Social and Cultural History
  • History 454 – Research Methods
  • A European History course of your choice
  • A Non-Western History course of your choice
  • Six history electives of your choice

To minor in History, take the following classes:

  • History of American Culture
  • History of Western Culture
  • History of World Culture
  • Three history electives of your choice

Read course descriptions and learn about additional requirements and options in the Course Catalog.

Timothy Kinsella, Ph.D. (Chair)
Pamela McVay, Ph.D.

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