Department Chair: Johnathan O’Neill
The Mission of the BA in History Program is to educate students about the past by blending traditional and contemporary approaches to the study and teaching of history, and by emphasizing global perspectives while recognizing the value of local and regional history. Students will learn to analyze and interpret complex information, and to present coherent arguments about its meaning and significance. Graduates will have the critical thinking and communication skills necessary to succeed in a variety of careers or in further professional education. Consistent with the mission of the University, the Program fosters a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success.