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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, your enthusiasm is welcomed by 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 events, ideas, religions and laws to gain a better understanding of the values and beliefs that people have adopted throughout time.

Fontbonne provides a broad background in both Western and non-Western history as well as geography, government, sociology, psychology and American economy. 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.

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 and other cultural institutions provide students access to history professionals and professional opportunities
  • A flexible curriculum allows students to select upper-level history courses that best suit their interests and professional goals
  • Curriculum provides well-rounded education in history, including classes in Western and Non-Western history, as well as the historical aspects of government, sociology and literature
  • Small class sizes allow for more personalized learning experiences
  • Option of secondary teaching certification
  • Students develop critical thinking and debate skills
  • A senior capstone experience includes independent research on a topic of interest students have cultivated in their earlier classes.
  • Co-curricular opportunities include participation in national Mock Trial Competition.
  • Study Abroad opportunities enrich 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


Mon – Fri 8:00am – 4:30pm

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