Get your B.A. in History
About the Major
Are you fascinated by the past? As a history major, you can explore the human experience in all its diversity, from the intimacies of family life to the formation of nations to the histories of transcontinental pandemics.
Uncover the past through texts, images, memories, and artifacts.
Investigate archives and repositories to write histories that reveal patterns in the past and present.
Assess and interrogate competing interpretations of the past.
As a history major, you will learn how to dissect and examine evidence and assumptions; plan and organize collaborative and independent projects; and communicate clearly and effectively. All are highly marketable skills.
- Media Specialist
- Museum Curator
- Legal Advocate
- Project Manager
Hands on Learning
Explore the past as an intern with the Arizona Historical Society, the Jewish Community Relations Council and Holocaust Center, or the Smithsonian Institution. Get dirty unearthing ancient artifacts, walk through medieval pathways, and immerse yourself in the adventure and discovery of new cultures, languages, and time periods through study abroad.
Sample courses include:
- HIST 207: Games and Play in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
- HIST 280: Sports and Ethnic America, 1900 - Present
- HIST 310: The Black Death
- HIST 302U: UA Stories: Creating a Digital Past
- HIST 328: Cuisine, Culture, and Power
- HIST 374: The Holocaust
- HIST 376: Communist China: History and Narrative
- HIST 349: History of Crime in America, 1607 - Present