About the Program History (BA)
History is the study of the changing character of civilization on all levels, including the economic, political, social, cultural, intellectual, and religious, and, as such, provides a fundamental context for liberal arts education. This far-ranging nature of the discipline enables History majors to pursue many careers including those in law, government service, business, education, or pastoral ministry. The Barry History program offers particular specializations in the modern U.S., Latin America, and Medieval and Modern Europe.
The history curriculum is designed so that majors will develop an understanding of the discipline of history, including methodology and historiography, as well as the centrality of history in the human experience. The major area learning goals support and complement the university’s mission as described in the institution’s mission statement.
By majoring in history you will be equipped with the flexibility to succeed in a variety of careers and to go on to more specialized graduate or professional training.