Bachelor's Degree Program

History majors learn to communicate effectively, think critically and research intensively—all skills that are highly valued by employers. Our history program will take you beyond the textbooks and into the real experience of uncovering the past, providing a lifelong foundation for professional success and intellectual growth.

The bachelor’s in history includes a rigorous capstone experience in which you’ll have the opportunity to conduct research using primary sources and then present your findings. Another defining aspect of our program is your experience with faculty. Not only will you get to learn from award-winning professors, you’ll benefit from their close mentorship.

With a special emphasis on America, East Asia, Europe and the North, our history program provides a solid academic foundation for students in Alaska and around the world.

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Why Study History at UAF?

If you’re looking for a more personal learning experience, the history program at UAF delivers. We offer unique opportunities for hands-on undergraduate research and we have the people to support you on your journey. Here are some of the reasons to major in history at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Engage in exciting undergraduate research opportunities

  • Our history majors get to design their own primary research projects and conduct archival research using sources from a variety of historical periods. A number of our students have won undergraduate research awards that have allowed them to take their studies even further and travel to different parts of the world.

Work closely with award-winning faculty

  • Our history faculty includes internationally renowned scholars, award-winning researchers and published authors. Our professors are also accessible and highly dedicated teachers whom you’ll get to know and work closely with throughout your program of study.

Take part in campus clubs and events

  • We invite history majors to take part in the Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society, which is dedicated to promoting historical studies and instruction in Alaska, as well as the UAF History Club.


What Can You Do With a History Degree?

Our program is proof that earning a degree in history can lead to high-demand (and often high-paying) job opportunities. Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in the military, banking, business, hospital management, law, federal fishery management and much more. Others have gone on to prestigious graduate programs across the country and internationally.




Get Started on Your Bachelor’s Degree in History

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