The study of history will help you better understand events in the news and will foster your understanding and enjoyment of our interconnected, globalized world. Coursework in our bachelor’s in history involves training in the use of historical sources as a way to develop skills in critical analysis, and a spirit of inquiry and open-mindedness. More than knowing our past, a historical approach to problem-solving modern-day events is appreciated in: teaching, law, journalism, politics, ministry, civil or diplomatic services or business.

In this program, you will choose coursework from U.S., European and non-western areas for study. We also offer specialized courses on topics like: history in film and fiction, diplomatic history and military studies.

You may major or minor in history. A major is also offered in social studies with an emphasis in history to teach at the secondary level. If you’re interested in elementary or special education study, you can complete an emphasis in Social Studies through the College of Education and Technology.

The Bachelor of Arts in History requires a foreign language proficiency, while the Bachelor of Science in History does not. If you are working on your BA in History, depending on your choice in foreign language, you may need to take your language courses in person.

Application for History Program

Learning Format For History Coursework

Our Bachelor of Science or Arts in History can be completed online; you’ll be completing assignments, readings, papers, tests and projects throughout the semester. When you take courses for this program, you’ll have the option to take all classes online or a combination of online and in-person. This degree includes three different course formats:

  • Course sections where recorded and live lectures via Mediasite connect you with professors and other students on your own time are labeled “AW.”
  • Courses where participation with the professor, other online students and students attending the in-person class on campus is required in real-time are labeled, “SW.”
  • Courses that are completely online and offered through Blackboard, with no recorded lecture or in-person students are labeled “WW.”

Advising for History Majors

When you join our program we want to make sure you have all the resources and advice you need to successfully complete your degree at ENMU. To do this, we offer advising via phone or email. We look forward to working with you!

BS in History Resources and Academic Help

At ENMU, we want to make sure you get the help you need. We offer several tutoring services, including the Online Writing Lab (OWL), which is exclusively for distance education students. The OWL is available to help you improve your writing and help you communicate clearly for written, school-related projects and assignments. We also have online databases, journal articles and eBooks accessible through the Golden Student Success Center. Since ENMU has a dedicated distance education librarian on staff, you’ll always have the help you need to take advantage of library resources.

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If you have questions or concerns about your homework assignments, projects or grades, you always have the option to email or call your professor.

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

ENMU is committed to helping you finance your education. You can get information about admissions scholarships and find out why more than $22 million in financial assistance was awarded to ENMU students last year. Once you are an enrolled ENMU student, you’ll have access to even more scholarships.

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Career Opportunities in History

Our history students often compete successfully for internship opportunities in governmental and non-governmental agencies, study abroad for one or more semesters and actively seek mentorship in their future fields. ENMU history majors have achieved considerable success in graduate study, law, business, government service, education and a wide variety of fields in business.

Because of our program’s focus on developing critical and analytical thinking and strong communication skills, when you complete your degree, you are better equipped to enter the workforce, from business to public service, and you’re prepared for advanced study in graduate school, law school or other pre-professional programs. If you are interested in teaching, you should consider ENMU’s social studies licensure programs for elementary or secondary education (availability of those programs may not be completely available online).

Additionally, we offer free job placement assistance and resume help to all ENMU students, so if you are looking for another job, we can help you find it.

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Additional Degree Information for History Majors

You can find additional information about the Bachelor of Science or Arts in History degree, including the courses you will take when you're a history major at Eastern.

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Associate Professor of History/Dept. Chair of History, Social Sciences and Religion

Office Location: Jack Williamson Liberal Arts (JWLA), Room 127C

Phone: 575.562.2510