Bachelor of Arts in History
By engaging students in dialogue about the nature of human activity, past and present, history programs develop competent, self-confident, and articulate individuals ready for productive careers. The programs of the History department at Albertus Magnus College provide excellent preparation both for further study and for work in a variety of fields, including teaching, business, civil service, law, journalism, library science, and archival work.
What Makes History at Albertus Different?
- Hands-on, experiential learning
- Interdisciplinary perspectives
- Emphasis on collaborative work
- Personally invested professors
- Small class sizes
- Innovative, well-rounded programs
- Resources and opportunities for research
- Lively extracurricular activities
- Campus-wide events
- Service and community engagement
- Active career counseling
- Opportunity-building networks
- Access to internships and professional experiences
The Albertus History Degree Program
Students pursuing a BS in History at Albertus have amazing internship opportunities at institutions like the FBI, National Parks Services, State of Connecticut General Assembly, House of Representatives, U.S. Department of Defense, and even the White House!
History Student Perspective
Albertus Magnus College has a long and proud history serving diverse student populations. The Hamid family moved to the United States in 1989 and resided in New Haven for a number of years before moving to Hamden. Salman is the first member of his immediate family to earn a college degree.
"High on the list of the reasons why our parents brought us to America was to get a quality education."
Salman is a community activist/volunteer in the city of Hamden, and has been involved
in the Connecticut school system for over 12 years. Salman talks about being a first
generation student, breaking the mold, and being different.
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Where Will Your History Degree take You?
The National Center for Education Statistics reports the median annual salary of history majors with a bachelor’s degree age 25 to 29 is $40,860, which is in the same range as graphic designers and physical science majors, and higher than psychology majors and elementary educators.
Possible career paths with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History include:
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The Albertus History Degree Mission Statement
The Department of History and Political Science seeks to engage students, both majors and non-majors, in exploring the complex nature of human beings as exhibited through time and as reflected in their civic lives. Through the History curriculum, the Department provides opportunities to develop the temporal perspective and habits of mind necessary to understand and appreciate the rich variety of human activity across the ages. Through the Political Science curriculum, the Department extends to each student the opportunity to craft orderly and just societies and to develop the practical wisdom essential for communal life in a global age. In all of its activities, the Department seeks to enhance each student’s ability to communicate effectively and to engender a love of scholarly excellence.