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History, Bachelor of Arts & Science

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Program Overview

The History BA/BS program prepares students to develop critical, analytical, and writing skills to examine historical events emphasizing how the past shapes today's society.

As a history student, you will gain a strong ability to conduct historical research, including historical analysis and interpretation of the past.

Students in the History Program can specialize in their field of interest through emphasis areas in General Education or Secondary Education Emphasis.

The History program prepares students for careers in education, law, government, private enterprise, and entry into graduate programs. 

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"The program is designed to prepare students to interpret and analyze historical events and apply their theories to support historical writing."

- Grant Weller, Ph.D., Department Chair of History

Frequently Asked Questions

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    WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE B.A. AND B.S. DEGREES IN HISTORY?

    The history requirements for the B.A. and the B.S. are identical. The difference lies in the fact that the B.A. requires foreign language certification while the B.S. does not. 

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    HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO FINISH A HISTORY DEGREE?

    A history degree is designed to be completed in four years. The degree requires the accumulation of 120 credit hours. For students completing in four years, the schedule usually involves 30 credit hours per academic year or 15 hours per semester. Some students finish more quickly by taking additional courses in the summer. Others with demanding work or family commitments may take longer to finish.

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    WHAT ADDITIONAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES MIGHT I PURSUE AFTER COMPLETING A BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN HISTORY?

    Some graduates continue to study history in advanced degree programs (MA, MS, Ph.D.). Employment for those with graduate degrees often involves research jobs in public or private agencies or teaching positions in colleges or universities. Employment opportunities for Historians with advanced degrees also include executive positions with community non-profits, museums, government agencies, and much more.

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    WHO CAN I TALK TO ABOUT MY FINANCIAL AID OR BILL?

    It is important to check your PAWS account regularly. Student Financial Services is open Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is available via phone at 719.549.2753, email at financialaid@csupueblo.edu, and take walk-ins.

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    AM I QUALIFIED FOR SCHOLARSHIPS?

    You may be qualified for one or more scholarships offered by CSU Pueblo. You must have an updated FAFSA on file with Student Financial Services. Visit the Scholarships page for more information.

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