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Bachelor of Arts in History

Through history, you’ll learn about — and from — the past, allowing you to improve the future. Good solutions today depend on a clear understanding of yesterday and the world around us, so establishing a background in history provides you with important advantages in analyzing contemporary events and trends.

The department also offers a minor in history to compliment any major offered at the University of Dayton. Learn about the minor >

We offers our students a challenging, flexible program that emphasizes both the distinctiveness and the utility of the historian's craft. Our program is distinctive in that all history courses focus not only on the past's exciting events and developments, but also on the manner in which historians gather their evidence and reach their conclusions.

In our history program, you will focus on the events and developments of the past as well as explore the manner in which historians gather evidence and reach conclusions.

Our flexible liberal arts curriculum allows you to personalize your education by selecting a second major or one or more minors. In order to meet your personal and professional goals, you may concentrate your studies in areas such as business, international affairs, Pre-Law, or historical administration, preservation and archival management. A variety of courses, in addition to course work in new fields such as business history, legal history and science history, prepare you for careers in our fast-paced world.

In order to prepare you for work in our global society, you will also complete a language requirement. You may satisfy the requirement by taking a proficiency examination, completing an intermediate-level language course or participating in an approved education abroad experience.

Want to share your interest in history with others? You can acquire teacher licensure through the E-11 program. This program, established by the School of Education and Health Sciences for students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences, leads to a Bachelor of Arts with a major in history and Ohio licensure to teach in grades seven through 12.


Department of History

300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1540