History Program Highlights
The bachelor’s degree in history at McNeese immerses students in the study of past people, events, institutions and societies to better understand the modern era. History majors learn to research, investigate, verify and interpret historical data and accounts, think critically about bias and grapple with differing points of view.
Prepare for a career in law
While the history degree program at McNeese equips students to work in the historical field, it also serves as excellent preparation for many other careers in a variety of fields. As a history major, you will develop the ability to analyze information, craft persuasive arguments, and to communicate effectively through written and oral presentations, all of which is excellent preparation for law school. Out of the cohort from 2016–2017, 92.3% of McNeese grads who applied to law school were admitted.
At a Glance
Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Program Length: 4 years (120 credit hours)
Availability: in person
History Bachelor's Degree Program Concentrations
As a Social Studies Education Grades major, you will learn how to successfully introduce the next generation to the social sciences and will graduate ready to step into your career with initial teacher certification.Social Studies Education Curriculum
What Can You Do with a History Degree?
History majors graduate equipped with a valuable skill set that makes them competitive applicants in a number of fields, including business, law, education, communication and more. Here are just a few of the paths you can pursue with a history degree:
Graduate Schools or Programs
- Master of Arts in History
- Juris Doctorate
- Master of Science in Library Science
- Master of Art in Museum Studies
- Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
Job Titles or Employers
- Academic Researcher
- Conservation Officer
- Civil Service Administrator
- History Teacher
- Historical Consultant
- Museum Education Specialist
- Museum/Gallery Exhibitions Specialist
- Political Advisor
- Research Analyst
- Legislative Staffer
Programs Related to the Bachelor's in History
Not sure if the history bachelor’s degree program is right for you? Check out these other undergraduate degree programs at McNeese and talk about your options with a recruiter.
Dr. Michael Smith, Department Head