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Investigate the past and improve your analytical, research and writing skills for graduate study or a variety of careers.

Why Earn Your BA in History?

A bachelor’s degree in history involves the study of people in different times and places, which develops moral judgment and expands our understanding of power, cultures, worldviews and what it is to be human. A history major will help you be prepared for further graduate studies, as well as the intellectual demands of many other professions, including law, education, journalism, civil service and business.

Why Major in History at Adelphi?

  • Learn in small classes with world-class faculty who teach traditional and innovative techniques of historical investigation to gain a rich new perspective on the present, including the use of Adelphi’s University Archives and Special Collections for research.
  • Build a deeper understanding of change within human societies that can be applied to a variety of careers.
  • Grow as a scholar with the opportunity to present your work and grow as a leader at a variety of regional and national research conferences, or participate in fieldwork nationally or abroad.

What Can You Do with a Degree in History?

A bachelor’s degree in history will open the door to a variety of rewarding careers for you. You can make your mark in law, nonprofits, business, international affairs, lobbying or advocacy. A history major can also help you go on to pursue an advanced degree to become a history professor, lawyer, archivist, librarian, political consultant or writer.

Inside Look: Liberal Arts at Adelphi

92%* * based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2022
of our baccalaureate graduates say that Adelphi University increased their intellectual curiosity, ability and potential
based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2022

I had brilliant professors who helped me develop my critical thinking and writing skills. I loved my academic experience at Adelphi.

Sarah O’Connor ’16

Minor and Accelerated History Degree Options

Minor in History

The history minor introduces you to the diversity of the human experience while developing your skills in writing, critical thinking and moral judgment. By studying different cultures throughout history, you will expand your understanding of what it is to be human.

Scholar Teacher Education Program (STEP)

Students in this program are also eligible to enter STEP, which allows you to earn a master’s degree and prepare for teacher certification with one additional year, saving you time and tuition costs.

Professor Oelze took his sophomore seminar class to the New York Public library in fall 2022

Micah Oelze, PhD, assistant professor, accompanied his sophomore seminar class on a trip to the renowned New York Public Library

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

As a history major student, you’ll have numerous opportunities to learn and connect outside the classroom. You can be an active participant in the Student History Society, which plans several trips and on-campus events throughout the year. History majors also have the opportunity to attend and present at regional and national conferences.

Our students gain real-world experience through a variety of internship opportunities at organizations such as:

History Bachelor’s Degree Program Info

History Degree Application Requirements

To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements:

Transformative Educational Opportunities

All history bachelor’ degree undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:

  • The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
  • Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
  • Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective
Inside a history class at Adelphi University

Camille Pajor ‘09, MBA ’16 is an accomplished humanitarian and honors graduate who returned to Adelphi to lead a history class on Ukraine with associate professor Martin Haas, PhD

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