BA in History

Why Major in History?

The BA in History offers graduates vocational flexibility. While many associate historians with writers, scholars or discoverers of the past, the BA in History can lead to a myriad of career paths. Most commonly, a BA in History graduate earns a living as a college professor, high school teacher, a historical administrator, and/or a librarian. However other options include positions in the State Department (overseas service), a Washington-based institute “Think Tank”, Law-related fields, Park Service (Department of the Interior), the Tourism and Travel industry, Archive work, or law enforcement. At Eastern, a BA in History provides a broad knowledge of history with special skills in critical analysis, research, and writing.  Coupling strength in European and American history, our students develop a Christian interpretation of the past and the present.

“The history program gave me much needed context to help better understand both myself and the world around me. My professors helped me to ask tough questions, to interpret texts charitably but critically, and to find virtuous people throughout history who can serve as models for my own life.”

Anthony Barr ’19
Content Strategist at Demme Learning