Undergraduate History Programs

Develop skills in research, analysis, critical thinking, and effective writing, and offers opportunities for careers in law, education, journalism, social work, and more.

With a History degree, you’ll cultivate a greater knowledge of the world in which we live, both past and present, informing a greater understanding of the future.


What You’ll Learn

The history major offers courses in American, European and Non-Western 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.

Available Programs

Bachelor of Arts in History

In addition to the Gardner-Webb University General Education requirements, the student must complete a minimum of 33 hours of history courses and 15–20 required minor hours. Minors within the department of social sciences are offered in Museum Studies, History, Political Science, Social Sciences, and Sociology.

For a more in-depth look at program requirements, visit our Academic Catalog.

Second Major in History

A student seeking a second major in any field of study offered by the Department of Social Sciences must meet the criteria outlined in the relevant description of each major.

For a more in-depth look at program requirements, visit our Academic Catalog.

History Minor

A minor in History requires 18 credit hours of coursework in both required and elective courses. Required courses focus on the social, intellectual, economic, geographical and constitutional foundations of the United States, and the impact of the U. S. on the world in the 20th Century.

For a more in-depth look at minor requirements, visit our Academic Catalog.


What You’ll Do

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.

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