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Academic Programs - History

As an undergraduate student in BSU’s history bachelor’s degree program or minor, you’ll acquire the skills of gathering, synthesizing and analyzing large amounts of information and expressing it in clear and accessible language — skills that will serve you well in virtually any career you choose. The History, MAT graduate program is designed for high school and middle school subject area teachers who have an initial license and are seeking a professional license in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Undergraduate Programs

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Program details from 2022-2023 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog

Graduate Program

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Program details from 2022-2023 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog

Educator Licensure

Students interested in seeking Massachusetts teacher licensure should refer to the appropriate department links for options and requirements for second majors: Elementary and Early Childhood EducationSecondary Education and Educational Leadership Programs, or Special Education. Students should also consult Educator Preparation and Licensure Policies and Procedures for professional education admission and retention information as well as important institutional deadlines.

Honors Program

The honors program in history provides highly motivated history majors with opportunities to enhance their academic program through intensive scholarly study and research designed to be of assistance in postgraduate employment or in the pursuit of an advanced degree in history. Contact the Department of History for further information concerning eligibility and application.

Learning Outcomes

Successful completion of the History major will equip students to:

  • identify and describe multiple causes and consequences of political, social, economic, and cultural change over time.
  • locate, collect, and evaluate evidence from a variety of primary and secondary sources in print and electronic media.
  • develop and frame historical arguments in clear and correct prose within the context of the discipline’s literature.
  • distinguish the universal from the particular and historically contingent in human experience.