The History, B.A. program is designed for those who wish to immerse themselves in the depths of the past to better understand the present and shape the future. This comprehensive program offers a rich curriculum that spans global and American history, historiography, and critical historical analysis, alongside a diverse selection of electives and specialized courses. Engaging deeply with history's methodologies, theories, and debates, students will emerge as critical thinkers and articulate communicators, ready to make their mark on the world.

Pre-law students are encouraged to consult with the department chair at to tailor their curricular plans, ensuring a solid foundation for law school preparation and future legal careers. This personalized guidance is crucial for aligning academic pursuits with professional aspirations.

Program Overview


The Bachelor of Arts in History program requires a total of 128 credit hours, ensuring a broad and thorough education in history and related disciplines. This includes core historical studies, general education requirements, and electives that allow students to tailor their education to their interests. The program is structured to foster a deep understanding of history's complex narratives and methodologies over the course of four years, preparing students for a successful transition to their professional careers or further academic pursuits.

Applicant Prerequisites & Requirements

Prospective students must:

Meet all undergraduate admissions requirements of the University

Complete an online application & pay application fee

Submit official transcripts via eScript or mailed from the institution

Career Outlooks

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in History program are well-equipped for a variety of career paths thanks to their critical thinking skills, deep historical knowledge, and ability to communicate effectively. Our alumni have found success in fields such as education, public history, archival and museum work, law, journalism, and various positions within government and non-profit organizations. Additionally, the program lays a strong foundation for those wishing to pursue graduate studies in history, law, education, or public administration, further expanding their career opportunities and potential for advancement.

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Embark on a journey to discover your passion and purpose at William Carey University. Here, education goes beyond textbooks, blending innovation, faith, and learning to prepare you for not just a career, but a calling.