History, B.A.

History: the ongoing chronicle of the human experience

Haven't we all heard that those who do not understand history are destined to repeat it?

As a History major at University of Saint Joseph, you will delve deep into the annals of local, national and world history. Your study of the past will enable you to interpret the present in order to shape the future. Your work as a modern historian will sharpen your communication and research ability, thereby cultivating the critical thinking skills required by many graduate programs and professional organizations.

An Extensive Curriculum

The departmental curriculum combines traditional courses with new approaches in order to reach a better understanding of the world today. In addition to a B.A. in History, students can earn a degree in History with a concentration in Archives and Museum Skills.

The degree in History provides a solid liberal arts foundation. This, along with small classes and individualized attention, will effectively prepare you for numerous career interests and/or graduate work.

Please see our online catalog for further information.

Professional Internships

Students of History participate in internships at some of the most exciting organizations within the Greater Hartford community. Most recently, students have gained experience and insight through work with the Connecticut Historical Society, the Wethersfield Historical Society, the Noah Webster House, the Stowe-Day Memorial Library, the Connecticut Legislative Offices, United Technologies and more.

Exciting Career Opportunities

Many graduates of our program have gone on to work as archivists, museum directors, staff, public and business administrators, elementary and secondary school teachers and education administrators. Graduate study in History can lead to careers in law, research, college teaching, journalism and government. Other career options include:

  • Congressional Aide
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Departmental Historian
  • Foreign News Correspondent
  • Intelligence Specialist
  • International Relations Specialist
  • Lobbyist
  • Policy Organizer
  • Politician
  • Public Administrator/Manager
  • Public Opinion Pollster
  • Research/Technical Advisor
  • Tour Guide
  • University Researcher

Work at USJ

Join our team.

Make a Gift

Make a lasting impact.

Mission and Values

View our mission statement and core values.



Meet Our Great Faculty

Explore the professors of USJ.