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History Major (B.A.)

Program Overview

As a history major at Ohio University, you will have the opportunity to work with full-time faculty who are noted for their exceptional teaching abilities and have reputations as accomplished scholars. Each faculty member seeks to inspire their students to explore important and fascinating aspects of the discipline of history. Courses in American, European, African, Asian, Latin American, Southeast Asian, and Middle Eastern history are offered, presenting the student with a wealth of possibilities not found in many history departments.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

The study of history at the undergraduate level, if pursued with vigor and dedication, will give you the ability to work successfully in any setting that puts a premium on analysis, strategic thinking, written communication, and information gathering. History majors at Ohio University have gone on to successful careers in business, government service, publishing, teaching, consulting, medicine, law, and museum work. Several recent generous donations given to the department by former students further testify to the fact that pursuing a degree in history at Ohio University can lead to future success.

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Academic Catalog

The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
Academic Catalog

Program Details

Bachelor of Arts


College of Arts and Sciences  
History Department 
Bentley Annex 452
Phone: 740.593.4334
Fax: 740.593.0259

Administrative Contact

Contact Persons:
Brian Schoen, Chair
Jaclyn Maxwell, Advising Coordinator