The Liberal Arts Emphasis
Historical study is concerned with the record of the human past and forms the indispensable background for all other areas of knowledge in the humanities, the social sciences and the sciences. A well-rounded curriculum of American and world history courses is provided in which students are encouraged to be critical and analytical in thought as well as to be incisive and cogent in their writing. The capstone of a student’s study is a seminar during the senior year, which includes an extensive research paper as the central component.
Graduates with a bachelor’s degree in history generally enter teaching or affiliated academic professions. They also go into law, government service, or medicine, or occupy various positions in the business world; additionally, they are qualified to do graduate study in history.