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Bachelor's Degree in History

It’s been said that those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it. Get the knowledge and experience you need to make a difference in the world with a bachelor's in history from University of the Cumberlands. Your education as a history major will take you on a journey through time examining the great cultures of the ancient world and on into our modern age.

Why major in history? Options and flexibility. The curriculum for the history major gives you the flexibility to pursue a second major by taking electives in another field of your choice. For example, a double major in history and business administration will prepare you for a career in business and industry. Other interesting combinations might include history and art, history and English, or history and human services. The experienced, caring faculty in the Department of History and Political Science will help you choose the combination of studies to best meet your personal goals.


Wondering what can you do with a history degree? The answer is … quite a bit, actually. Employers highly value the reasoning, analytical and interpretive skills that you will develop as a political science and history major. After earning your history degree, continue your studies in graduate school or dive into a career as:

  • History, social studies, or political science teacher (with secondary school certification)
  • Postsecondary history teacher, history professor
  • Researcher – museums, educational institutes, business entities, or historical organizations
  • Policy advisor for corporations, government, or not-for-profit organizations
  • Curator
  • Education officer
  • Post-graduate study in law
  • Scholarly publishing, documentary editor
  • Archivists


Costs for programs of study at University of the Cumberlands are competitive and affordable. Click here to view tuition rates and fees. 


Click here to view University of the Cumberlands' accreditation information. 

Whatever career choice you make, make sure you’re equipped to pursue it with this bachelor's degree in history and political science. To see what you could accomplish with a BS or BA in history from UC, fill out the form on this page and learn more about our history program. Let’s talk about our test-optional college admissions process, scholarship opportunities, and more!

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A University of the Cumberlands degree prepares you for the rigors of the professional world.  Click the button to learn more about the exciting career opportunities you can pursue with this program.