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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.

History at the Athens Campus