GCU's contemporary history programs captivate a learner with the interests that scholars have today. From a historical context, learners reflect about society and themselves. The Bachelor of Arts in History at GCU explores the discipline thematically, as a more engaging alternative to a chronological study.
Historians study the past to deepen their understanding of the complexities in the modern world. The program introduces the study of history as a scholarly discipline. It explores the work of major historians and develops a foundational set of tools that are valued by employers and used by historians.
Through a disciplined study of the past, learners are given an orientation of the complexity and diversity in the world, to meet the competitive demands of a global economy. The program addresses the larger issues that scholars explore today. A comparative study of social conflict identifies patterns of human action, violence, and social change.
The skills provided in a history degree can be applied to a variety of settings. Law schools typically admit candidates with strong reading skills for synthesis and an ability to research, write and think critically.
This curriculum serves as a more favorable alternative to a generic pre-law program and meets the competitive requirements of a law school application.
The foundational structures for a graduate degree in history or business are provided. Jobs for history majors open up in several areas, which include:
- Business Management
- Mass Communication
- Policy Making
- Public Service
A history major at GCU develops the skills and knowledge associated with a liberal arts education, envisioned through a Christian worldview. Graduates who earn this history degree online or on campus are offered the essential skills to research, write, reason critically and communicate effectively.