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History

The Bachelor of Arts in History is a degree program that emphasizes development of the critical skills of comprehension, analysis, communication, and argument. Through the study of history, students read extensively, learn how to carefully analyze information and evidence, develop strong writing skills, and learn how to present a persuasive argument. These are skills highly prized in the job market. As a part of the College of Arts and Sciences, history provides a broad-based liberal arts education and prepares students for a variety of careers. Students can complete their entire history degree on the Ohio University Eastern campus.  

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Students and parents alike often ask "What can one do with an undergraduate degree in history?" The answer is you can do just about anything you want with a history degree. Because the study of history emphasizes critical thinking and communication skills, it prepares students for a wide variety of careers, including those in business, education, communication, research, and government; as well as graduate study or law school. According to a recent report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, history majors earn the highest salaries among undergraduates with degrees in the humanities and better salaries than a majority of students in other fields.

Contact Information

 

Additional Resident History Faculty

Program Information

Ohio University Catalog for History (BA4211)

 

Important Information for Students

As a part of the College of Arts and Sciences, the history major requires two years of a foreign language (or sign language). Some required 3000+ level courses will only be available online or through distance-learning classrooms.

Anticipated Schedule @ OUE (subject to change):
Fall Semester Offerings
Course Title Notes
HIST 1210
 Western Civilization: Antiquity to 1500  
HIST 1320
 Introduction to World History Before 1750  
HIST 1330
 Introduction to World History Since 1750  
HIST 2000
 US History, 1600-1877  
HIST 2010
 US History, 1865-present  
HIST 3030
 US in World War II  
HIST 3050
 US & Vietnam War  
HIST 3164
 US in World Affairs, 1945-present  
HIST 3460
 Ancient China  
HIST 3481
 Modern Japan  
HIST 3540
 History of Early Christianity  
HIST 3900
 History Through Film  

Spring Semester Offerings
Course Title Notes
HIST 1210
 Western Civilization: Antiquity to 1500  
HIST 1220
 Western Civilization: Modernity from 1500  
HIST 1320
 Introduction to World History Before 1750  
HIST 1330
 Introduction to World History Since 1750  
HIST 2000
 US History, 1600-1877  
HIST 2010
 US History, 1865-present  
HIST 3111J
 Historical Research and Writing  
HIST 3160
 US in World Affairs, 1789-1898  
HIST 3230
 Latin American History: The Colonial Era  
HIST 3461
 Imperial China  
HIST 3541
 Medieval Christianity: Church and Society  

Summer Semester Offerings
Course Title Notes
HIST 1320
 Introduction to World History Before 1750  
HIST 3162
 US in World Affairs, 1898-1945  
HIST 3230
 Latin American History: The Colonial Era  
HIST 3900
 History Through Film  

History at the Athens Campus