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Bachelor of Arts in History

Make history your path to going farther in life

Your interest in the past helps you prepare for future career success and, at Fontbonne, a dedicated faculty that provides the foundational knowledge you need to reach your goals. As you earn a Bachelor of Arts in History, you’ll look at ideas and cultures throughout time, with an eye toward how they have shaped the present. You’ll develop the strong reading, writing, and critical thinking skills that are widely applicable in a variety of fields, from law to government to business to education and beyond.

And you can either earn a degree in history or choose a degree in history with a secondary teaching certification in social studies, which allows you to teach at the high school level. If teaching isn’t for you, we offer through our numerous partnerships a number of opportunities to explore career options in museums, libraries, development and grant writing, law, and the parks service.

Program Highlights

Your studies with Fontbonne begin in the classroom but extend well beyond the halls and libraries of campus. Add to your education through these and other unique learning opportunities:

  • Departmental relationships with the Missouri History Museum, Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, and other cultural institutions provide students access to history professionals and professional opportunities
  • A flexible curriculum allows students to select courses that best suit their interests and professional goals, including plenty of room to pick up a minor in a related field
  • The curriculum provides a well-rounded education in history, including classes in Western and non-Western history and culture studies
  • Small class sizes allow for more personalized learning experiences
  • Fontbonne’s longstanding Bosnia Memory Project allows students to participate in original research connected to local and international history
  • Option of secondary teaching certification
  • A senior capstone experience includes independent research on a topic of interest students have cultivated in their earlier classes.
  • Internship opportunities allow for professional development and help build work experience before graduation.
  • Faculty partner with prestigious national organizations such as the National Endowment for the Humanities, Council of Independent College’s Legacies of American Slavery project, and others, deepening opportunities for students to explore the past in conjunction with scholars across the nation.
  • The program offers many opportunities to connect to St. Louis, one of the most important cities in US history, rich with resources throughout the broader community
  • Study Abroadopportunities enrich the classroom experience.
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History Career Opportunities

A History degree prepares you for success in a wide range of professional opportunities. Learn more about career opportunities this major can provide. 

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In-Field Learning Experiences

  • Bosnian Memory Project at Fontbonne University
  • Holocaust and Learning Center—St Louis
  • International Institute
  • Missouri History Museum
  • Missouri State Representative’s Office
  • Mock Trial Team


Bachelor of Arts in History

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6800 Wydown Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63105


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