History

Major: 
History
Type of Degree: 
Bachelor of Arts
Average Time of Commitment/Completion: 
4 years
Description: 

Providing a varied and wide-ranging venue, the study of History at St. Gregory’s University is one of the best foundations for a liberal arts education.

A History degree is designed to foster a critical understanding of the past, while also showing how these events influence both the present and the future. Subsequently, this knowledge gives individuals the skills to become leaders in their local or global communities.

At St. Gregory’s University, students are exposed to a broad range of historical themes and issues, in addition to having the chance to pursue special topics of interest. Whether it is Medieval Europe or contemporary Oklahoma, students explore the cultural, social, political, economic and religious factors in a society’s development that leave the individual well prepared for a variety of careers.

Examples Of Careers/Jobs That Are Suited To This Major: 

Researcher, Archivist, Lawyer, Government and Legislative Service, Editor, Copywriter and Proofreader, Librarian, Foreign and Domestic Service, Secondary Teaching, Professor, Genealogist, Journalist, Historical Consultant

Examples Of This Major’s Core Classes: 

Surveys in American and World History, Historiography, Medieval and Renaissance Europe, The American West, Contemporary America, 20th Century Europe, The Civil War

Special Activities/Opportunities You’ll Experience At St. Gregory’s: 

Students will have the opportunity to engage in historical research related to the university’s mission and its wider influence throughout the state. This may include research into the history of the university, as well as St. Gregory’s Abbey, attendance and presentations at regional conferences or internships in local museums.

In addition, selected students are eligible for employment through the Academic Success Center on campus.

Our Commitment To You: 

With a 12/1 student-to-teacher ratio in the classroom, our students receive individual attention and learn critical skills that allow them to analyze historical issues from a variety of perspectives.

The emphasis on competent writing and presenting your own ideas in public settings prepares our students for careers in both the private and public sector. Students also engage in issues and debates that inform their worldview and make them excellent citizens in their communities.

FOR MORE INFORMATION about becoming an SGU History major, email us at tbsmith@stgregorys.edu

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