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History Programs

Everything has a history. Discover it all.

Think about it. From the phone you’re texting on to your favorite place to grab a bite to eat to the car you drive—everything has a history. Even you.

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B.A. in History

American history. European history. The Tudors. The Holocaust. Espionage. It’s all covered in the Department of History. You’ll get to study what you love and discover things you never knew while you earn credits and gain experience that translates well across many careers.

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Program Highlights

  • The development of problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
  • The ability to research and analyze information effectively
  • An enhanced capacity for informed citizenship
  • An opportunity to express yourself creatively
  • Support from the Mastodon community
  • A prestigious Purdue degree



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Requirements and Curriculum Overview

Our comprehensive curriculum and diverse requirements will challenge you to go further than you ever imagined. Check out what you can expect as you advance through our program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this degree, students will be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  • Possess broad knowledge and some specialized understanding of the diverse historical pasts of America, Europe, and the world
  • Understand the basic scientific and humanistic methodology of history as an intellectual discipline, including the direct experience of evaluating primary sources and secondary literature
  • Demonstrate the ability to read, analyze, and write about historic topics
  • Recognize historical analyses of human experience as the basic outlook of modern culture
  • Be equipped to continue historical studies throughout life