Introduction

The Bachelor or Arts (B.A.) in History degree program is offered in the School of Education and Social Sciences.

Overview

The History BA degree at Robert Morris University provides a well-rounded education.  The program emphasizes critical thinking and interpretive analysis, and instills facility in communicating and conducting research. 

The curriculum is both challenging and flexible, allowing students to shape their education around their particular areas of interest.  Courses are taught by faculty, not graduate assistants, with small class sizes, giving students personal attention in their education. 

Click here to see the program of study for the History major.

The program includes the completion of a History Practicum, Historical Methods, and a Senior Thesis, so graduates are given both real world and research skills required for professional success.  The thesis is completed senior year, and provides the opportunity to work with a chosen professor on a significant research topic of the student's choosing.  Students also complete a 120-hour internship program in their area of specialization, and past interns have been placed with the Senator John Heinz History Center, Valley Forge National Historic Park, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum, and WQED-PBS Pittsburgh.

There is also the chance for high-performing students who desire to go to law school the to become candidates in the Early Law School Admission Program.  Students have the opportunity through this program to complete three years of undergraduate work at Robert Morris followed by three years of law school at Duquesne University School of Law.  The first year of law school is counted towards the undergraduate degree.  

History Study Tours

Image on Right: Students from the RMU History Club pose for a group picture in front the Susan Constant, one of three ships that brought the first English colonists to Jamestown in 1607, during the club trip to Colonial Williamsburg.

History study tours offer RMU students an opportunity for engaged learning through visitation to historical sites, museums, battlefields, and other organizations.  For more information about the study tours, click here.

Concentrations