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GMercyU's Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in History will prepare you for graduate education or career opportunities in law, government, industry, and other public and private sectors. As a history major, your interactive courses and learning experiences will help you become fluent in global political and social developments, develop your research abilities, and perform original scholarship.
If you want to pursue a career in law, add pre-law coursework to your history education. With this option, you can earn a BA in History while preparing yourself for graduate work in law.
Gwynedd Mercy University offers an impressive mix of top-notch liberal arts education and real-world experience. Here you'll find ample opportunity to hone your skills, develop a career path, and map out your future while gaining real-world experience through our history program.
As a GMercyU history major, you can:
Our full-time faculty members hold doctoral degrees and are known for their academic expertise. Our part-time history faculty members also hold advanced degrees and possess a range of specialties in the field.
Thanks to a multidisciplinary background in arts, sciences, and humanities along with their particular understanding of history, GMercyU's history major graduates go on to pursue careers in law, education, politics, media, management, and more.
In addition to general education requirements, our BA in History degree students will complete the following courses:
Major Requirements – 33 Credits
|HIS 107||World History I|
|HIS 109||World History II|
|HIS 131||American Civilization to 1877|
|HIS 132||American Civilization from 1877|
|HIS 4000||Capstone Seminar|
|HIS||History Elective (5)|
Credit Requirements: A minimum of 125 credits is required for this degree. For more information and course descriptions, please refer to the undergraduate catalog.
Increase the value of your BA in History degree by adding an undergraduate minor. GMercyU offers a wide variety of minors so you can choose the one that best meets your personal and professional goals.
A bachelor's degree in History will prepare you for a wide range of career opportunities and graduate study.
* Some of these careers may involve acquiring additional education.
* This is only a partial list and not meant to limit you.
Position: Professor, History
Did You Know? Dr. Clinton has previously served as president of the Peace History Society and book review editor of its journal, Peace & Change.
If you've already earned college-level credits at other accredited institutions, you can transfer them to Gwynedd Mercy University. Submit your transcript and course description to the Registrar, who will determine whether these credits count towards those required for graduation. For more information, visit our Transfer Credits page.
In addition, we have articulation agreements with two area community colleges.
Delaware County Community College
AA history to BA history
AA liberal arts to BA history
At GMercyU, we strive to make a quality education accessible to all through financial aid, scholarships, and grants. As a military-friendly university, we welcome service members and participate in all VA educational benefits programs.