Your major in history at Gardner-Webb will help you develop important skills in research, analysis, critical thinking, and effective writing.

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The Bachelor of Arts in History degree will help you develop skills in research, analysis, critical thinking, and effective writing, and offers opportunities for careers in law, education, journalism, social work, and more. You’ll cultivate a greater knowledge of the world in which we live, both past and present, informing a greater understanding of the future.

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Gardner-Webb's Department of Social Sciences works to help students develop the intellectual skills to explore meaningful questions about politics, society and the human past, in an environment of comprehensive curiosity based on Christian values. We strive to educate students within a deeper understanding of the world we live in, both past and present, offering tools to effect positive change.

The history major offers courses in American and European history that cover broad periods of time and interests. Courses include Making America: Colonization, Revolution, and the US Constitution; the New South; the Long Civil Rights Movement; Civil War and Reconstruction; Medieval Europe; the History of England to 1688; the Second World War; and Modern Germany Since 1789.

Opportunities for study abroad will allow you to expand your learning outside of the classroom and across the globe. Previous study abroad opportunities have included Strasbourg and Berlin.

With a degree in history, you’ll gain flexible skills in writing, research, and more giving you diverse career options in business, communications, education, research, writing, government, politics, and the ability to work at museums, libraries, and public archives.

Our history alumni include teachers, a principal, attorneys, higher education professors, graduate students, military personnel, state and federal employees, and a host of other professions.

In addition to the Gardner-Webb University general education requirements, the student must complete a minimum of 33 hours of history coursework.

Additional information, including descriptions of specific courses and their corresponding credit hours, is available in the Academic Catalog.

A minor in history requires 18 credit hours of coursework in both required and elective courses. Additional information about the minor, including descriptions of specific courses and their corresponding credit hours, is available in the Academic Catalog.

The University also offers an array of other minor opportunities in other departments.

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