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Columbia College Bachelor of Arts in History

Knowing history tells you as much about today and tomorrow as it does about yesterday. Explore your passion for history with a Bachelor of Arts in History Degree from Columbia College.

Discover U.S. and world history at Columbia College.

What causes economic growth in a society over time? What are the conditions that foster social tolerance and cohesion? You learn these types of things by studying history. We offer a vibrant course of study that will help you become a resourceful and skillful thinker, researcher, writer, and communicator. At Columbia College, you’ll engage with the world’s peoples while developing cultural literacy and problem-solving skills.

You’ll explore history in the U.S. and across the world, and create your own individual focus. As you work with a variety of evidential sources, including technological- and web-based resources, you’ll build an important skill set that will serve you well after you gain your degree. Since you’ll take responsibility for much of your own learning and research, you develop the confidence of genuine independence.

Opportunities to study:

  • War and society
  • The history of women in the U.S. and globally
  • Europe, Fascism and the Holocaust
  • Native American history
  • African American history
  • The modern Middle East
  • U.S. business history
  • Sex and sexuality in the U.S.,
  • History of science and technology

Education Certification for History and Social Studies

Our history program integrates well with the CC’s certification program for teaching social studies at the middle-school or secondary level.

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History graduates succeed in a wide variety of careers. Join them!

Nationally, some 20% go into the educational sector. Our history program integrates well with the CC’s certification program for teaching history and social studies at the middle-school or secondary level. Our graduates successfully gain teaching positions.

Other History graduates help businesses operate with a broad understanding of the world. Some 15% of History majors in the U.S. bring research, memory, and communication skills to fields like management, finance, or marketing.

Around 10% of History students in the U.S. go into the legal field. History is ideal training for law school, especially when coupled with a philosophy or political science minor. At CC, those programs share the same department, helping you succeed in aiming for a legal career.

Some possible paths include:

  • Education
  • Business
  • Law
  • Library sciences
  • Museum curating and educating
  • Financial services
  • Public policy
  • Social services
Cutout portrait of Barry Langford teaching Criminal Justice at Columbia College.

Barry Langford

"[Students will] know how to write and express themselves verbally. They’ll know how to think critically about issues. They’ll be aware of what’s going on currently in the field."

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Available program formats

  • General education requirements 39-42 credit hours
  • Core requirements 18 credit hours
  • Electives 60-63 credit hours
  • Multicultural requirements 6 credit hours
  • Total degree requirements 120 credit hours

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