As historians, we believe the past informs the future. As a BU history major, you’ll enjoy small classes featuring personalized instruction and unique, immersive learning sessions that bring history to life. You might visit a historic estate, or learn to make a quill pen as you study the history of Virginia.
Understanding how events relate to their times is one reason why the history faculty team teaches unique courses with faculty from other disciplines, such as Irish history and literature and the history of crime and punishment.
Our classes emphasize critical thinking and information analysis. But it’s not just about names and dates. You’ll have the chance to dive into creative projects to showcase what you’ve learned. Past projects have included student-created podcasts and websites about a specific topic of interest. You can also take your studies to the next level by developing professional expertise through a customized internship.
An undergraduate degree in history prepares you for a career as a researcher in a museum or historic site. You might work as an archivist. Historians are also excellent communicators and advocates. Or you might choose to work as an educator in schools or the park service. Prepare for your future and schedule a campus visit to meet with us.
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