Study What You Love, Be Anything, and Change the World
Historians work in as many fields as exist in our society. There are traditional paths for educators, lawyers, and librarians, but History is also one of the best degrees for seeking general employment after earning a bachelor's degree. History majors are sought after for their critical thinking skills, their ability to empathize with others, and for their broad base of knowledge.
Minor in History
Complete degree requirements for a minor in history and a listing of courses are available in the Undergraduate Bulletin.
Curriculum to Expand Your World
Mount Mary offers a Bachelor of Arts in history degree, as well as a minor in history, minor in political science and post-baccalaureate certificate in history. Courses are offered in a traditional classroom setting as well as online. The curriculum offers a global view and explores women in history. In a special course, you can study the United Nations and then work for a nongovernmental organization at a UN conference.
History Activities Outside of Class
Mount Mary offers two history-specific student groups for you to become involved with: History Club and Phi Alpha Theta national honor society. Learn more about history student activities.
Scholarships for History Majors
History majors who have completed at least 8 credits at Mount Mary and demonstrate a consistent pattern of academic excellence may apply for a grant from the S. Mary Joseph Kennedy Memorial Fund. Contact the history chairperson for more information on this award. Learn more about Mount Mary scholarships.
MOUNT MARY ALLOWED ME TO TRAVEL ABROAD AND SEE THE IMPORTANT WOMEN WHO ARE CURRENTLY STRIVING TO CHANGE THE WORLD. MORE IMPORTANTLY, MOUNT MARY TAUGHT ME ABOUT THE WOMEN AND OTHER VOICELESS PEOPLE IN HISTORY THAT NEED TO BE STUDIED TO HELP CHANGE THE WORLD WE LIVE IN NOW.