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Studying History at Ohio University Lancaster (OUL)

The study of history enables students to explore different cultures across time and space and develop the analytical abilities necessary for succeeding in our increasingly globalized society. Training in history prepares students for success in a variety of careers. 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. Many history majors pursue jobs in education, museum, and library work. Others turn the critical thinking and writing skills history classes provide them into careers as lawyers, government officials, businessmen and women, journalists, and policy consultants in the nonprofit sector.

Earning a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in History at OUL­­­­­­ Entire degree available!

History faculty at OUL offer all the introductory and upper level courses in U.S., European, and World History that history students need to earn a B.A. in History. A complete list of history courses and requirements for the B.A. in history can be found at the Ohio University Athens Department of History webpage. For more information about the history program at OUL, please contact Professor Ping-Yuan Wang or Professor Mark Nevin.


­Video Above: OUL Assistant Professor of History Mark Nevin spoke at a panel about the Watergate scandal at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association.



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Ping-Yuan Wang Ph. D, Yale University Assistant Professor 541 Brasee Ext.228
Mark Nevin Ph. D, University of Virgina Assistant Professor 530 Brasee Ext. 259
Ed Fitzgibbon Ph. D, Ohio State University Emeritus Associate Professor 538 Brasee Ext. 257




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Link to Ohio University Undergraduate Catalog - History




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