History, Bachelor of Arts / Master of Arts
The dual baccalaureate and master’s program in history is designed to provide highly-motivated students with the opportunity to complete their undergraduate and graduate degrees in five years of full-time study.
Students in the program may elect a thesis or non-thesis option. Those in the thesis track matriculate for a total of 147 credits (33 on the graduate level), including six credits of HIS 900 (Master’s Research). Those electing the non-thesis option complete a total of 147 credits (33 on the graduate level), including six credits of graduate departmental coursework in lieu of HIS 900.
After completion of the requirements for the B.A., students enroll full time in graduate courses for the fifth year of the dual degree program. For specific requirements, please contact the program director.
The analytical and communication skills you’ll develop from studying history at the graduate level will make you a competitive candidate in most career fields, including: education; law; journalism; politics; communications; technology; business; research; art; advertising; finance; urban and regional planning; forestry; and medicine. Because our program incorporates digital technologies into the study of history, you’ll also be eligible for opportunities in such fields as television, online media, and information technology. Many recent graduates of the program have also gone on to pursue doctoral degrees either at St. John’s or at other national and international universities. Others have gone on to teach at secondary schools. Still others have landed positions in publishing, public relations, public history, and secondary and higher education administration.