BA History

University Campus

Nothing is off-limits in the study of history—from Hitler’s Third Reich and the Holocaust, to the history of rock 'n' roll in America, from Viking warrior conquests to the cultural, political and sexual revolutions of the 1960s. As a History major, you’ll learn to think critically about complex questions, adjust to new situations and articulate creative solutions to current and future problems.

Why choose History at Saint Leo?

At Saint Leo, you don’t simply study history—you make history. Through research, internships, travel and faculty engagement, you’ll recognize your role in the global community, and discover ways to build unity amidst vast cultural differences. Explore important ideas throughout the world from ancient times to the present, and gain new perspective on the turmoil in the Middle East or political tensions at home. Become an agent for world progress.

Some amazing classes you can take

  • American Popular Culture: From Elvis to Lady Gaga
  • The History of the American West
  • Genocide, War Crimes, and Laws of War
  • Racial and Ethnic Groups in America
  • The Vikings

Professional development opportunities

  • Senior Seminar: Conduct independent research for a senior thesis and present your work at a professional conference.
  • Travel: Earn credit for exploring London, Paris and Rome. Visit the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. Meet with lobbyists and lawmakers in Tallahassee.
  • Internships: Intern at the Pioneer Museum, Holocaust Museum, National Park Service historical exhibits, local school districts and congressional offices.
  • International approach: Prepare yourself to work in a global society. Become an expert in the history of the Middle East, Asia, Europe and Latin America.
  • Career preparation course: Learn about resume writing, interviewing, and law, graduate school and job opportunities for History majors. With a degree in History, you can explain what is happening now, why it is happening and how interrelated events from the past have influenced and shaped newsworthy events in society today—the kinds of conversations that stand out when being interviewed by potential employers.
  • Co-curricular activities: Become an active member of Phi Alpha Theta, the History National Honor Society, or the Council on Foreign Relations, where History professors sponsor students to become members each year.

What can you do with a degree in History?

History prepares students for careers in law, government, Foreign Service, education and the nonprofit world.

  • Lawyer
  • Congressional Aide
  • Lobbyist
  • Government Official
  • Non-Profit Organization Staff
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Archivist
  • Museum Curator
  • History Teacher
  • Park Ranger

Where are Saint Leo History grads now?

  • U.S. Congress House of Representatives
  • Barry University School of Law
  • University of Florida College of Law
  • Regis University M.A. History Program
  • University of South Florida M.A. History Program
  • Catholic Relief NGO in Washington D.C.
  • U.S. Army (Lieutenant Rank)
  • Pasco High School Social Studies Department
  • Florida State Parks
  • Ybor City Museum

Ready to apply?

Make history. Apply now.

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