Binghamton University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Advisor.
THE STUDY OF HISTORY
The craft of history interprets the past. 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 history 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.
THE PROFESSION OF SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION
Or, choose the major in Group Social Studies that is designed for students seeking teacher certification in secondary, middle, or elementary school.
The Department of History is a unit of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
WHY SOCIAL STUDIES?
OUTSTANDING ALUMNI AND STUDENTS
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GVSU History Alumna Dr. Erika Edwards
Watch her talk given for the GVSU Latin American and Latina/o Studies Program and History Department, October 1, 2020
GVSU History Alum Eric Baumgarten
GVSU History Alum-in-Residence and Lead Buyer for GE Aviation Eric Baumgarten speaks about the value of a History degree in the Business world, October 2019
Where Are Our Social Studies and History Graduates?
Recent Student Achievements
Upcoming Events and Opportunities
Nora Salas, associate professor of history, has been named director of Grand Valley's Kutsche Office of Local History.
Apr 6, 2021
GVSU expert: With U.S. facing unique stress point, history shows how America emerged stronger after dark times
The current crisis is likely another critical turning point for the country, said Paul Murphy, professor of history.
Jan 11, 2021