History, B.A., B.S.
History examines the lives of people, the consequences of ideas, and the products of human ingenuity. Historians engage in deep inquiry and persuasive debate. They craft narratives about the past based in evidence. The skills students gain through the study of history allow them to analyze and interpret evidence and evaluate how human societies change over time.
Choose from a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in history, or a minor in history or history of science, or select it as a teachable minor. Careful training in research, writing, critical reading, and interpretation makes history graduates attractive to a wide number of employers who value those abilities, especially in fields of law, library and museum work, finance, journalism, and public administration. Students also study history to advance their own liberal education and to train their minds.
Why Study History at Grand Valley?
- Graduates are accepted into top law schools and graduate programs
in history, museum studies, and library science.
- Faculty members are devoted to teaching, scholarship, and mentoring.
- Choose from research and internship opportunities for a well-rounded education that includes hands-on experience.
- Opportunities to engage with the community include public history projects and the Veterans History Project.
- Network through student organizations devoted to the program, including the History Club and Phi Alpha Theta, the history honor society.