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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.
GMercyU's School of Education offers two exciting options:
Want to teach social studies in a secondary school setting? With this option, you'll graduate in four years with a Bachelor of Arts in History and your choice of the following teacher certification options:
With either option above, you'll earn six graduate credits that can be applied to a future Master’s degree in Education.
With this unique 4+1 MsEd degree option for future educators, you can take graduate level courses during your senior year – as part of your undergraduate tuition. In your fifth year, you will complete your MsEd degree with 18 credits of online classes and your student teaching requirement. This degree offers a path to certification.
*Certification: Both programs above were designed to meet the certification requirements of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. If you reside in a different state, you should carefully review your home state’s certification requirements prior to enrolling in this program.
Gwynedd Mercy University offers an impressive mix of top-notch liberal arts education. Here you'll find ample opportunity to hone your skills, develop a career path, and map out your future while gaining professional experience through our history program.
As a GMercyU history major, you can:
Here, two more students share their experience attending an academic conference commemorating the centenary of the Paris Peace Conference held at the end of the First World War.
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 offers a wider and more flexible range of career paths than most other majors. See this list from the American American Historical Association, and check out the opportunities shared below:
* 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.
"I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for all of the professors who have made an impression on me... If you choose GMercyU, come here for the professors. They are here to not only teach you but to mold you as a person." —History graduate Andreana Ely '17
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.