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A major in history provides the fundamental knowledge of societies and their cultures. Students study the origins, nature, and effects of historical change. They also learn the language and methodologies that historians employ in their analysis of the human experience.

The history major may be undertaken to attain professional, academic, or cultural objectives, including preparation for graduate study and careers in teaching, business, government, and many other professions. There are two undergraduate degree programs in the history department: the B.A. degree in history and the B.S. degree in history (with teacher certification). 

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