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.

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History Program Highlights

  • Interdisciplinary curriculum
  • Small class sizes
  • Development of critical thinking, debate skills
  • Senior capstone course; independent research
  • Option of secondary teaching certification
  • Departmental participation in honors curriculum and Fontbonne’s annual Dedicated Semester
  • Study Abroad opportunities

In-Field Learning Experiences

  • Missouri History Museum
  • Representative Lacey Clay

History Course Samples

  • HST 103

    Introduction to Western CivilizationI: Prehistory to 17th Century

    3 credits

    Covers prehistory, ancient history (Greece, Rome, Christianity, the Germanic Invasions), medieval history, early modern history (Renaissance and Reformation), and early 17th Century. Considers political, social, economic, cultural, religious and intellectual development of Europe and the West from prehistory to the seventeenth century.

  • HST 366

    Trends That Shaped the Modern World

    3 credits

    Study of the major political, economic, intellectual, and social developments which characterize the period from the fall of Napoleon I to the beginning of World War I; focus on “isms:” nationalism, liberalism, industrialism, socialism, and imperialism. Applications in the twentieth century.

  • REL 225

    World Religions

    3 credits

    A study of major living faiths other than Christianity: Primal religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Islam, and Judaism.

Alumni in the Workforce

Many Fontbonne graduates accept positions in school districts in and around the St. Louis area. The majority of the positions teach social studies at the high school level, grades 9 -12. A few of the districts and schools include:

  • Archdiocese of St. Louis
  • Bishop Dubourg High School
  • Brentwood School District
  • Ethel Hedgeman Lyle Academy
  • Forsyth School
  • Francis Howell
  • Ft. Zumwalt School Huntington
  • Ferguson Florissant
  • Hazelwood School District
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary
  • Robidoux Middle School Rockwood
  • Rolla School District
  • St. Joseph in imperial Union High School
  • St. Francis of Asissi
  • Virginia Middle School

History Career Opportunities

Contact Us

Questions? Contact our Office of Admission: 314-889-1400 or 1-800-205-5862 | fbyou@fontbonne.edu