Why Study History?
General Education Requirements: 37 hoursFull Program Requirements
Core Courses: 24 hours
Selectives: 12 hours
Electives: 47 hours
Total: 120 hours
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.
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.