At a Glance

Program units

42

Accreditation

WASC

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History Degree

APU’s Bachelor of Arts in History prepares students to use thoughtful study of the past to make good decisions for the future. As a discipline, history is comprehensive—it records and explains societal development over time, and explores humanity’s possibilities and limits. The degree provides a solid foundation in American and world history, geography, research, and writing. These then provide context for in-depth study of the student’s preferred time periods, regions, and historical themes.

The degree prepares students for multiple career paths that call for clear and logical reasoning, the ability to analyze complex relations between cause and effect, well-developed writing skills, and familiarity with other cultures and historical eras. History majors leave APU equipped to make solid decisions that are grounded in the human experience.

Meet the Faculty

Verónica Gutiérrez, MFA, Ph.D., serves as assistant professor of Latin American history in the Department of History and Political Science at Azusa Pacific.

Get to know our history and political science faculty.

Pathway from Education to Vocation

Download the History Major Brochure to learn more about APU’s pathway from education to vocation, including graduate school and career opportunities.

History Major Brochure (PDF)

Is This Major Right for You?

You’re a history major if you:

  • Like to know the context for events.
  • Are intrigued by the human condition.
  • Enjoy reading, writing, and researching.
  • Want to understand a changing world.
  • Are fascinated by a certain time period, culture, religion, or geographic area.

Learn more about this major.

Note: This information is current for the 2015-16 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.