College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Bachelor’s Degree

"Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it." — Edmund Burke

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts degree in History encourages students to move beyond traditional memorization of material to a sophisticated level of thinking, analysis and synthesis. Students within USFSM’s History program learn about the larger context of the world, which is vital to the ability to act.

History students develop critical thinking skills, research skills and the ability to communicate in written and oral form. A background in history enables graduates to land jobs in a variety of fields, since the skills mined from this program are adaptable to most professional careers.

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Is the History Program Right for You?

Are you naturally curious about the world that surrounds you? Do you have a heightened interest in people, society and culture? If so, a history degree might serve your future well!

This program invites students with a desire to learn about themselves and their own background. If you are intrigued about the influences of the world’s past and how it correlates to the future, USFSM’s History program could be the right career path for you.

Future Careers

Because the History program provides students with highly-developed critical thinking, writing and presentation skills, graduates of this degree are attractive to many kinds of employers in any number of fields, including graduate and professional schools.

Many of USFSM’s History graduates have gone on to careers in:

  • Law
  • Library Science
  • Information Science
  • Government
  • Medicine
  • Criminal Justice
  • Business
  • Politics
  • Education
  • …and more!

For more information on future careers and internships, please visit Career Services.

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Potential Employers


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