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GVSU students at a historical lecture on MLK Day. Photo was taken pre-COVID.

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.


Research and Internship Opportunities
History Alumni Working in 25+ Different Occupations With a Variety of Job Titles
GVSU History Graduates Accepted into Top Law Schools and Master's Degree Programs

Program Overview

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?


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