Bachelor of Arts in History

The KSU History degree prepares you for careers involving critical thinking, research, and oral and written communication. The history degree also serves as a prerequisite for graduate study in several fields, including history, education, law, theology, and many other social science disciplines.

As a History major, you’ll acquire relevant skills such as research and writing, while being exposed to the theories of the discipline and the various fields of history. Students You will work with faculty experts to complete a capstone experience including two research seminars. Alternatively, you can complete or complete a Senior Thesis to develop a writing sample for career advancement or a graduate study to develop credentials needed in your area of expertise.

A degree in history prepares students for careers in diverse areas of government, the international arena workplaces, law, theology, business, journalism, education, research, non-profit work, and graduate study.

Learn Critical Thinking and Analytical Skills

Critical thinking and analytical skills are necessary for most jobs today.  In the History degree program, you will learn to process and synthesize information, analyze situations and arguments, and logically assess issues and problems. These skills will prepare you to solve complex challenges creatively for real-world situations.



KSU history students in the classroom

Program Snapshot

Program Format: Face-to-Face or Hybrid (In-class and Online)

Number of Credit Hours: 120 Total Hours

Entry Term: Fall, Spring, Summer

Time to Complete: Four-year Program

Primary Campus: Kennesaw

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Degree Pathway

Stay on path for graduation by using the degree pathway that maps out your courses by semester and by year.

History Degree Pathway
degree pathway

History Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Writing Portfolio – You can write your senior thesis, which will also serve as your writing portfolio for potential employers.

  • Hands-On Experience – You will receive hands-on training through classroom work. You'll have the opportunity to work in teams and participate in group projects to learn how to deliver high-quality solutions.

  • Diverse Career Options – As a history graduate, you will have multiple career choices that will lead to quicker employment in expanding fields like research, public relations, teaching and more.

What can you do with a History degree?


  • Curator
  • Historian
  • Journalist
  • Librarian
  • Museum Archivist
  • Non-Profit Administration
  • Paralegal
  • Project Manager
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Research Analyst

History Degree Salary and Career Information

A career in history offers many paths that can easily align with your current and future goals. Below are just a few jobs achievable with a bachelor's degree in History from KSU.

Double Owl

Double Owl Pathway

Double Owl Pathways allows undergraduate students to obtain their undergraduate and graduate degrees at significantly lower costs and in less time than pursuing each degree separately. KSU offers a variety of Pathways to choose from various disciplines, allowing students to graduate sooner and get a head start on their future careers.


Department of History and Philosophy

Kennesaw State University
Department of History and Philosophy
Social Sciences Building (402), Rm 4120
402 Bartow Ave, MD 2206
Kennesaw, Georgia, 30144 

Phone: 470-578-6294

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