Why Study History?

Quick Facts

General Education Requirements: 37 hours
Core Courses: 24 hours
Selectives: 12 hours
Electives: 47 hours
Total: 120 hours

Full Program Requirements

Our world changes over time. The study of history is important for documenting the past and better understanding the present. It creates a more responsible citizenry, contributes to group identity, and tells stories that reveal how societies function. Governors State’s Bachelor of Arts in History helps students develop the skills to identify, collect, and analyze historical evidence and to meaningfully engage in interpretive debates on their meanings and importance.

History students select one track on which to concentrate: United States History or Global History. In the senior year, students complete a two-semester capstone project consisting of an internship or thesis, which prepares them for careers that require critical research and writing skills and/or graduate-level study.  

Reach your career goals.

As a graduate of history, your training opens a variety of career paths, including heritage management and museum curation and exhibition, among many others. Some history majors pursue graduate studies in history and other fields, such as law, public administration, and political science or certification to teach history or social studies in high schools.

Full Program Requirements

Full Program Requirements

You can find the complete guide to graduation requirements for your degree in our catalog.

Program Faculty

Program Faculty

Our favorable faculty-student ratios ensure lots of individual attention from our dedicated faculty members.

How to Apply

How to Apply

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Cost and Financial Aid

Cost and Financial Aid

Our tuition estimator helps you calculate your cost of attendance. Our Financial Aid Office is dedicated to helping you find ways to fund your education.

Scholarships

Scholarships

At GSU, many scholarships are available and can make your education even more affordable!

All Academic Programs

All Academic Programs

We offer many options for undergraduate degrees and minors, and even several 5-year programs that lead to completion of a Masters degree as well!

Student Life

Student Life

Student Clubs and Organizations at Governors State University enrich your educational experience, allowing you to gain and hone skills applicable to the classroom and life beyond. Click here to explore additional student resources.

On-campus Residence

On-campus Residence

Prairie Place, our on-campus housing, provides many options to accommodate the needs of our diverse student population.

Campus Location

Campus Location

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