History


History is the reconstruction and interpretation of the past. Many study history for its own sake, but the critical insights it brings makes it one of the most relevant areas of study for understanding your own time and environment. The history curriculum at Maryville University instills valuable communication, research and analytical skills.

As a student of history at Maryville University, you will learn how concepts overlap and cut across several other disciplines, and how the study of history emphasizes relationships among events, ideas and cultures from all times and places. Because of its breadth, our history program provides an ideal focus for a liberal education and a useful basis for life-long learning. If you plan on teaching, this program is an essential part of your higher education.

Program Features

A Foundation for Your Future
The History program at Maryville University study provides a good foundation for pre-professional education in several areas, and will help to prepare you for professional school entrance exams in law, international relations, library science, urban planning and business administration.

Internship Opportunities
As a history major, you have the opportunity to earn academic credit for internships in local institutions such as museums, archives and libraries.

A Career in Education
If you want to be a history teacher, you may pursue your teacher certification as a secondary teacher in conjunction with the School of Education at Maryville. You may also apply for early entry into the master’s program in education.

Professional/Career Opportunities

The history program at Maryville University, as the center of a liberal arts program or in conjunction with a professional program, provides you with many careers options. A major in History may lead to a career in research, writing, teaching, historical editing, museum curatorship or archival and historical administration. In addition, as a History major, you will develop skills inresearch, critical analysis, information retrieval, communications and an understanding of different cultures. This knowledge provides you with a good foundation for careers in the travel industry, communications (media and publishing) and business.

Among the jobs you can consider on the almost endless list of options: advertising executive, analyst, archivist, broadcaster, campaign worker, consultant, congressional aide, editor, foreign service officer, foundation staffer, information specialist, intelligence agent, journalist, legal assistant, lobbyist, personnel manager, public relations staffer, researcher and teacher. More specifically, though, with your degree in history you can be an educator, researcher, communicator or editor, information manager, advocate, or even a businessperson.

Degree Offerings and Requirements

Admission Requirements

If you’re interested in joining our History program, you need to meet the general admissions requirements for the University. We recommend that you complete a variety of high school or college prep courses in English, science, math, social studies and foreign language before applying.


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