B.A. in History

B.A. in History

(HEGIS 2205)

Dowling’s School of Arts and Sciences degree programs are constructed upon a well-rounded core curriculum of arts and humanities, natural science, math, and social sciences. These classic building blocks ensure career versatility in an ever-changing world. Dowling’s history degree emphasizes American, European, and Asian history, with studies in Latin American civilizations as well. Trips to historic sites round out the curriculum. The Department also offers two memorial scholarships to students, named after Dr. Ying-wan Cheng and Professor Bill Hogeboom.

Career Outcomes for History Majors

Dowling’s history degree prepares you for diverse careers in education, research, law, and government. Your research, writing, and communications skills and perspective on world history will qualify you for a career as a biographer, genealogist, research director, archivist, librarian, textbook writer, museum supervisor, and more.

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College-Wide Requirements 9 credits
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Core Requirements 33 credits
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Major Requirements 36 credits*

HST United States History 9
HST European History 9
HST Asian History 9
HST History Electives 9

*at least 12 of the 36 credits must be at the 3000 level or higher

Minor Requirements 18 credits
Electives 24 credits
Total: 120 credits

To find out more about Dowling’s History program please contact Dr. Mieczkowski at 631-244-3047 or mieczkoy@dowling.edu