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.
Why Major in History?
By learning about the past, we gain a deeper understanding of the world in which we live. History provides context and perspective on the human condition. It gets you to think about problems that have faced humans across history and how we have addressed those problems. It also trains you in critical analysis, writing, research, public presentation and other very marketable skills that will be an asset in almost any career. More than job training, a major in history is an education that will enrich your whole life.
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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.
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.
Explore Classes for History Majors
Required courses for the bachelor’s in history include an introductory course in historical methods, geographic survey courses and coursework in American and European history. The program also includes a two-semester capstone sequence. History courses generally blend lecture and discussion with advanced courses including more aspects of a research seminar.
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