B.A. in History

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Study the past – influence the future.

History majors learning spans the globe by studying U.S. history, European history, and global history. Students develop a sophisticated understanding of contemporary world problems and their historical roots.

The Bachelor of Arts in History program helps student acquire the reading, research, and writing skills, as well as the work habits, necessary to succeed in any profession that requires deeper reflection, analytical problem solving, and clarity of expression.

Elective courses allow students to focus on their particular areas of interest. Students apply classroom learning in the field with a required internship or capstone seminar, building their resumes and professional networks ahead of graduation.

Graduates are well-prepared for graduate study; they can pursue master’s degrees in history, historic preservation, or education, or go on to attend law school.

Rivier University is a College of Distinction.

Department of History, Political Science, and Criminal Justice
Rivier's high-quality, hands-on bachelor's and master's programs prepare students for leadership roles in a global environment. For more information, visit the Department of History, Political Science, and Criminal Justice.

B.A. in History graduates can pursue roles as:

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

Note: Some careers, especially for attorneys, librarians and teachers, will require additional graduate study and/or certification.

Rivier’s Career Development Center (CDC) provides professional advising, assistance with career or major planning, internship options, job search information, and graduate school exploration. For a complete list of CDC resources, visit the Center’s web page.


Student/Alumni/Faculty Profiles

Magnolia Dixon, History

Downloadable Program Sheet

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