B.A. in History

Are you interested in learning about how the past has shaped our present? Do you wish to make our world a better place by understanding where we’ve been and where we’re going? A B.A. in History allows students to understand how historical movements, individuals, and groups of people have shaped how we currently operate as a society. Students will develop critical and analytical thinking skills, as well as strengthen their ability to effectively communicate ideas and situations.

Course Requirements

Students pursuing this major must complete the requirements linked below.

Why Choose This Degree?

A B.A. in History will:

  • Prepare you to think critically and understand the world and your community
  • Develop your skills relevant to any field of work, such as critical thinking and oral/written communication
  • Prepare you for graduate education in history, public history/museum studies, and law
  • Provide you with a foundation to enter the field of teaching

Why Earn it at Greensboro College?

Greensboro College offers multiple avenues to study history and complementary fields. Unique to our program is the option to complete dual degrees, as well as the commitment to hands-on experiences in research, teaching, public history, preservation, and local history with faculty members. In addition, Greensboro College is a treasure trove of history and historical artifacts as an institution and as a member of the greater Greensboro community. Faculty members are experts in their fields and are active scholars, researchers, and writers who are committed to teaching their students not only the stories of the past, but how to critically understand the community at the local to international levels.

What Can I Do After Graduation?

With your B.A. in History, you will be able to: 

  • Enter the workforce with a transferrable skill set of critical thinking, written and oral communication, research, and analytical abilities
  • Attend graduate school in history, public history/museum studies, library science, political science, religion, philosophy, law, education–the list is endless!
  • Become a teacher
  • Work in a museum
  • Record and research for governmental and nongovernmental organizations
  • Non-profit work
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“I loved the GC Honors program and Greensboro College. I felt safe and a sense of genuine belonging at the college. I worked closely with my thesis advisor and professors who helped inspire me to define my path and passion of interest. That path has led me to my doctoral studies in Engineering Mechanics.”

- Joshua Fitzgerald, Class of ’19, Mathematics Major

Joshua currently studies astrodynamics at Virginia Tech University and is an Engineering Mechanics Ph.D. Candidate.