B.A. in History

With a B.A. in History you can prepare for a career as a curator, archivist, teacher, public servant, journalist, historian, and more as well as prepare for advanced education in law or teaching.

Why Study History at Rivier?

History majors study the past with a goal of influencing the future. Your learning will span the globe through a study of United States, European, and global history.

In this program you will:

  • Gain a sophisticated understanding of contemporary world problems and their historical roots
  • Develop critical reading, research, and writing skills
  • Learn the work habits needed for success in the 21st century workforce

As a graduate, you will be prepared for any career that requires deep reflection, analytical problem solving, and clarity of expression. Whether it is academia, museums, research institutions, government, or the media, you’ll receive intensive preparation to launch a variety of exciting careers. Through elective course, you can customize your experience to focus on your career interests and goals.

Learn Beyond the Classroom

Students apply classroom learning in the field with a senior seminar that brings together all of the knowledge acquired and skills mastered throughout the program.

You will have the opportunity to conduct an internship at a variety of sites that match your career goals. You’ll gain resume-building experience and the opportunity to build your professional network ahead of graduation.

Where Will Your Degree Take You?

A variety of exciting and varied careers await you as you graduate with a B.A. in History.

Job Roles

  • Historians and curators
  • History or social studies teachers
  • Librarian
  • Federal agents
  • Foreign service officers
  • Public affairs specialists
  • Research assistants
  • Attorneys

Graduate Studies

Our alumni are well-prepared for graduate study and pursue master’s degrees in history, historic preservation, or education, or go on to attend law school.

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Prepare for the career of your choice with the versatile B.A. in History.