Faculty in the History and Social Science Department at SWAU encourage students to not only learn about history, but to actively interpret and define it. An interactive curriculum and engaging professors will help you develop critical-thinking skills that you can use for the rest of your life.
Students that are history majors will gain experience in research that will help develop their understanding of the world’s past and present, as well as the culture and governments that shaped today’s society. With a B.A. in History students will study United States history, world civilizations, and political science while also developing a portfolio for their chosen career path.
A common misconception about a degree in history is that it only leads to a teaching career. But the opportunities are much broader than that. History serves as a great background for careers or jobs in:
- Public service
- Public policy
- Private business
Helpful Tip: You may want to pair a history degree with another discipline to open even more doors.