Students in USAO’s history department study everything from the earliest records of human civilization to contentious contemporary issues and use the perspective gained from studying the past to better understand both the important differences between and the striking similarities to the problems we face today.

Cicero defined the liberal arts as “those studies worthy of a free person,” and at USAO, we believe that any such education requires a thorough knowledge of the what has come before us.

A deeply interdisciplinary degree that teaches students outstanding writing, research, and analytical skills, our history majors often pursue careers in business, government, or teaching, and many continue their education in graduate, law, and other professional schools.

Why Major in History at USAO?

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History Degree Checksheet

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