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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.

The Albertus Difference

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
Hands-On Learning

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!

Student Success

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.

Learn About the Hamid Family

 Student Perspective at Albertus Magnus College
An Albertus Legacy: The Hamid FamilyFollowing in their older brother Salman’s footsteps, Amna ‘10 graduated from Albertus with a B.A. in Psychology, and Teyyeb plans to graduate in the class of 2023.

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:

Civil Servant
Museum Curator
National-Security Agent
Primary School Teacher
Library Media Specialist
Interpreter or Translator

History Courses

History programs at Albertus Magnus College aim to provide students the necessary perspective and critical thinking capacities so that they can contribute their skills to their communities and help enrich the lives of others.

The History Department seeks to produce students who will:

  • Demonstrate inquisitiveness and mastery of the principles of scholarly research;
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the values, beliefs, and ideas that constitute the western political tradition;
  • Recognize the complex nature of the political community and the role of social, economic, cultural, and environmental factors in political life;
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of American political institutions and processes and be able to compare them with those of other political systems;
  • Understand the patterns of interaction among members of the world community and the sources of international cooperation and conflict;
  • Be able to evaluate conflicting political arguments, assemble empirical evidence, and make reasoned conclusions from available evidence.

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Purposeful Vision & Direction

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.

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