“Human history is the sad result of each one looking out for himself,” said writer Julio Cortázar. This bachelor's degree provides students with perspectives from which to agree or disagree with this observation. The program offers flexibility for students to customize their program of study based on the period or type of history in which they are interested. A language requirement enhances and expands upon the core curriculum.

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Arts in History?

History is more than names and dates; it is the study of the human experience in all its facets-not just what happened, but how and why. If you're curious about the whys behind landmark events like the fall of Communism or Neil Armstrong's walk on the moon, then our history program will interest you.

Learn to think critically, develop research skills, and communicate more effectively. Clarify your understanding of human behavior-past, present, and future. Experience our multi-disciplinary program and be informed by voices from diverse groups. You will build a foundation for careers in settings such as libraries, museums, and other cultural enterprises-or prepare for further academic study. Our full range of courses explores history across the continents, with traditional scholarship and contemporary focuses on race, gender, ethnicity, and environmental history.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:

  • Editing
  • Foreign service
  • Foundation history work
  • Legal assistance

With further education, one of these paths is possible:

  • Attorney
  • Anthropologist
  • Archivist
  • Librarian

University Requirements

To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below.

  • All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements.
  • All requirements for your specific academic plan(s).
  • At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work.
  • At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc.
  • A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University.

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff
Program taught in:
  • English

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