Social Sciences


Study the Past, and Chart a Prosperous Future

If you're dedicated to learning about history, the key to unlocking your future career could be studying the past at Michigan Tech. The Bachelor of Arts in History blends traditional history course work and many specialized subjects, offering an excellent liberal arts education.

The history curriculum is adaptable to your personal interests and needs. You will choose an area of historical focus and study what you're most passionate about, such as American or European history, the history of technology, environmental history, or industrial archaeology and history. A number of electives are reserved for courses that support your interests in other disciplines, such as business, communications, or the arts.

Because our degree provides a strong foundation in the liberal arts, you can expect exposure to broad topics that will expand your horizons in both the social and natural sciences. You will diversify your studies with course work in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and math) and laboratory science.

Become a historian, and help others realize that comprehending the past fosters an informed present and a prosperous future. For a classic statement from a past president of the American Historical Association, see William McNeill, "Why Study History?"

Degree audit forms with a breakdown of required and elective courses can be found here

Career Pathways

The well-rounded undergraduate education offered by our history program sets up students for success in graduate school, law school, management, and a myriad of professions, allowing you to set your sights high and follow your passion.