College of Humanities & Fine Arts

B.A. in History

The student of history is a traveler in many lands. Like all travel, the study of the past–whether in a single course or a dozen–broadens and enriches the human mind and the human personality. The study of history helps us to become decent, literate, humane, compassionate, knowledgeable people who recognize that we cannot deal with the present or prepare to cope with the future without an understanding of the past. Moreover, it is from a study of the past that we acquire familiarity with the great tradition of human values and human dignity.