Bachelor of Arts in History
At Rosemont College, we believe history is much more than a glimpse into the past. It’s an active study that instills a deep understanding of the cultural, economic, social, political, and cultural institutions that make up our world. It also builds a diverse skill set that leads to success in a variety of career paths.
That’s why Rosemont’s Bachelor of Arts in History program offers a uniquely hands-on approach to learning. Our students collaborate with faculty to publish original research—an invaluable opportunity that’s often unavailable at the undergraduate level. In fact, nearly 50 students have been published over the past three years! They also create digital history projects that showcase innovation, creativity, and the ever-growing use of technology to document history.
Along the way, History majors are trained to assess, analyze, and apply information from various sources and effectively report their findings. As a student, you’ll learn best practices for locating accurate and relevant information, evaluating the quality of written and audio/visual resources, and recognizing bias in sources. This expertise is crucial for careers in law, government, public history, education, and museums.
Want to be a social studies teacher? If you are considering a career in social studies education, Rosemont will get you ready for teacher certification for grades 7-12. In addition to your required classes for your degree, you will take a specific set of Education courses that are designed to prepare to take the teacher certification exam. If you choose this path, advisors from each discipline will work together to support you and ensure you’re meeting all the criteria to become a certified science teacher. View course requirements.
Why Study History at Rosemont?
Close-knit, supportive community: Rosemont’s intentionally small class size allows our students to make deep connections to their peers and professors, helping you find your unique voice and expanding your professional opportunities. Our intimate academic environment means that you’ll be an active participant in your learning: contributing to discussions, engaging with different viewpoints, and thinking critically about your own.
We realize that figuring out your calling is a process, so History faculty serve as mentors, truly getting to know each student’s talents and ambitions. From discussing the best coursework for your goals to introducing you to career paths you may not have known existed, professors and advisors support you through every step of your academic journey.
Rosemont College Archives: Rosemont has a rich, fascinating history that is preserved in our archives. Located in the library, the space is home to College-related historical documents, memorabilia, photographs, and publications. Our archives are a fantastic resource for History students: Many put their learning into action here during internships, and even more use the archives as a learning lab, theming projects around the materials they uncover.
- HIS 0225: European History in Popular Media
- HIS 0227: Skill Building for Fun and Profit
- HIS 0245: Gender, War, and Peace
- HIS 0265: History of Environmental Social Movements
- HIS 0451: Historians and Their Craft
Look Forward to a Successful Future
From critical thinking and analytic reasoning to complex problem-solving and advanced written and oral communication, Rosemont's History program will equip you with the skills that employers value most. With ample opportunities to publish original research and participate in digital history projects, you’ll be able to not only discuss, but demonstrate your knowledge.
Our hands-on, skills-focused curriculum provides a strong foundation for success in fields such as law, education, government, publishing, public history, and more. In fact, 100% of our qualified students who applied to graduate school were accepted. Jobs for graduates with a BA in History include:
- Academic researcher
- Museum/gallery curator
- Social studies/history teacher
From Our Alumni
“My time in the History department enhanced my research, writing, and public speaking skills. My professors’ rich and engaging courses instilled in me a deep passion for the subject matter. Through class trips to museums, I started to favor an object-based approach to history that I pursued in my graduate studies.” – Mary Manfredi, Registrar at Sotheby’s