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Bachelor of Arts Degree

Study what you love. Learn the skills that you need! A degree in History allows you to learn about the wealth of human experience, diverse cultures, and world civilizations. But you will also acquire the research, writing, and presentation skills that companies want today. This degree will allow you to be flexible and adaptable in an era of rapidly changing technologies because we teach you how to think and communicate effectively. Unlike some technology-based majors, this deep learning will keep you resilient and adaptable when today’s technology becomes obsolete and you have to reconfigure your career.

Do you know that over 1/3 of Fortune 500 CEOs have liberal arts degrees like History? Steve Jobs, founder of Apple Computer, once said, “Technology alone is not enough. It’s technology married with the liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the results that make our hearts sing.”

Why Choose History at UCM:

  • A Traditional History Major: The Bachelor of Arts degree in history allows you to combine your love of History with a foreign language requirement to prepare for advanced historical learning in preparation of graduate school in history, law, communications, business, or medicine.
  • Internships: We have numerous regional history partners where you can intern in public history. These include the Truman Presidential Library and Museum, the National Archives in Kansas City, Wornall Majors House Museum, Whiteman Air Force Base, Knob Noster State Park, Arrow Rock Historical town, and others.
  • Technology: You can take history courses that incorporate innovative technology, that facilitates projects from creating your own historical documentaries to designing interactive, augmented reality historical exhibits.

What Will I Study:   
This program offers coursework in both American and World history, including American history, Ancient history, Asian history, Middle Eastern history, Latin American history, and European history.

Courses include:

  • The Historian’s Craft
  • Public History
  • The Rise of Japanese Civilization
  • Barbarian Europe
  • Revolution and Republic

What can I do with a degree in History?

  • Museum and Archive Professional
  • State Park/Historical Site Professional
  • Law School
  • Business & Communications Professional
  • Teacher or Professor
  • Political Advisor/Politician

How can I get involved outside the classroom?
At UCM, we value engaging learning experiences that include study abroad trips, internships, and service-learning projects.

In History there are several involvement opportunities:

  • Phi Alpha Theta History Honor’s Society
  • The History Club
  • The Anthropology Club
  • The Model United Nations
  • The Mock Trial Club


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