History Degree

Yesterday builds tomorrow’s dreams

History offers an entry path to many careers, and through this communication, research and analysis focused program, students will find a gateway to many opportunities. Whether it is teaching, pre-law or a writing and research based career, award-winning professionals in the history field will lead you to your future. The History program offers a Bachelor of Arts degree and a minor, and you can choose a particular emphasis in American or European history.

“The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.” –Theodore Roosevelt.

Your History Degree Courses

From ancient worlds to contemporary times, this coursework will challenge you to connect history’s dots. Encompassing specific studies on wars, gender studies, social studies, religion roles and more, you will see the impact yesterday has had on today.

What I Enjoyed Most

The things that I have enjoyed most about QU have been Phi Sigma Sigma, the theatre department, and my professors.
Colleen McCormack '15, Marketing Assistant, Educational Marketing Group

A Few of Your Career Options:

  • College professor
  • Historian
  • Attorney
  • Museum curator
  • Stockbroker
  • Teacher

Active Learning Opportunities

  • Internship in law, business, museum work, historic preservation, or the public history internship
  • Intern with the public history internship where professionals guide students through archival research, document preservation and cultural resource management.
  • Teach in classrooms
  • Go abroad to Rome
  • Experience the life of St. Francis in the Assisi Experience, an eight week on-campus course ending in a ten-day trip to Italy
Fun Fact: John F. Kennedy received an honorary Ph.D from Quincy University in 1960

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