Bachelor's Degree (BA)

As a history major, you'll study human society through research, analysis and interpretation of the past. D'Youville College's History program focuses on American culture and its interaction with European, Russian, Asian and Middle Eastern cultures.

Your coursework is integrated with social science, philosophy, religion, and the arts. History majors learn to provide insights that help others understand the differences in how groups exercise power, make decisions and respond to change.

Upon graduation, you'll be prepared you for a wide variety of careers, including positions in private industry, corporations, educational facilities, or federal, state and local governments. Other career paths for History majors are lawyer, librarian, biographer, genealogist, diplomat and museum curator.


The History major leads to a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. Choose a concentration in a related social science (political science, sociology or psychology) or choose a minor:

  • Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Computer science
  • English
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology

Adobe Acrobat PDF Program Curriculum (PDF)

D'Youville Advantages

  • Join classmates and faculty for the department's annual trip to the Harvard National Model United Nations Conference. You'll join students from over 35 countries to debate over the most pressing issues that face the international community today.
  • Gain research experience at the undergraduate level by working with D'Youville College faculty or through one of our many local collaborating institutions.
  • Study Irish history in Ireland through a faculty-led summer program. Or deepen your knowledge and cultural understanding through study abroad at a foreign university.
  • Build your resume with a professional internship, while gaining perspective on a future career.
  • Flexible requirements for the major means you can customize the curriculum to suit your future career goals.
  • Benefit from individualized attention in small classes taught by accomplished faculty.
  • Strong interdisciplinary coursework provides an excellent basis for graduate study or law school. Add a minor to further strengthen your background.

Note to applicants: Be sure to check out the application and admission requirements for this program.

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