History students are good detectives; they are curious, able to puzzle out and piece together evidence, and respectful of their “witnesses,” the people of the past. They have a deep curiosity about and insight into human character in all times, places, and cultures. They like to work with many different kinds of texts and enjoy an intellectual challenge.

As a history major, you’ll consider the diversity of thoughts and cultures through courses in U.S., European, and world history across the centuries. Take advantage of access to world-class research facilities and collections, such as the Library of Congress and the National Archives. Trinity has a chapter of the national history honor society, Phi Alpha Theta, and is a member of the Capital Area Association for Peace Studies (C.A.A.P.S.), which gives students the opportunity to present research papers at student conferences.

In your history courses, you’ll develop vital skills in written and oral communication, critical thinking, and research methodology — skills that will serve you in almost any profession.

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Degree Level: Undergraduate
Degree Type: B.A.
School: College of Arts and Sciences
Offered as a Major: Yes
Offered as a Minor: Yes
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History students are good detectives; they are curious, able to puzzle out and piece together evidence, and respectful of their “witnesses,” the people of the past. They have a deep curiosity about and insight into human character in all times, places, and cultures. They like to work with many different kinds of texts and enjoy an intellectual challenge.

As a history major, you’ll consider the diversity of thoughts and cultures through courses in U.S., European, and world history across the centuries. Take advantage of access to world-class research facilities and collections, such as the Library of Congress and the National Archives. Trinity has a chapter of the national history honor society, Phi Alpha Theta, and is a member of the Capital Area Association for Peace Studies (C.A.A.P.S.), which gives students the opportunity to present research papers at student conferences.

In your history courses, you’ll develop vital skills in written and oral communication, critical thinking, and research methodology — skills that will serve you in almost any profession.

Affordable Tuition

The affordable tuition for the History, B.A. (Weekdays for Women) degree program in CAS is $590 per credit hour.

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Pursue your dream career and take advantage of access to world-class research facilities and collections, such as the Library of Congress and the National Archives.

Learn In Demand Skills

  • Develop an informed perspective about the varieties and diversity of human experience and about your own cultural traditions
  • Make connections between the past and the issues of the contemporary world
  • Develop an understanding of institutions, ideas, and values different from yours, and, in turn, recognize and deepen your own values
  • Acquire skills in interpretation and synthesis based on systematic inquiry and research, analysis of evidence, and the formation of critical judgment
  • Broad reading, the development of critical perspective, the discipline of research, organizational ability, logical presentation of evidence and conclusions, intuitive insight, understanding of human nature — all these prepare the student for a wide variety of professions
  • Trinity history majors have pursued careers in  law, business, print and broadcast journalism, public relations, teaching, and museum education and curatorial work

Gain Experience: Recent Internships

Internships coming and will be posted soon.

Prepare for Success: Potential Careers

  • Museum Curator
  • Historic Site Manager
  • Art Historian
  • Journalist
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Archivist
  • Grant Writer
  • Demographer
  • Public Administrator
  • Lawyer
  • Civic Leader

GLBL students at the Mexican Cultural Institute

Featured History, B.A. (Weekdays for Women) Courses

HIS 234 Kings, Commoners and Constitutions
HIS 338 United States Comes of Age, 1865-1941
HIS 345 Civil Rights Movement in the Twentieth Century
HIS 360 Ethics & Power: Contemporary Diplomatic History of the US
HIS 393 Women in US History to 1900
HIS 431 Social Landscapes in United States Culture
HIS 485 Age of Dictators: Europe 1914-1945

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  • Attend a U.S. Department of Education-designated Predominantly Black Institution and a Minority Serving Institution
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