Degree type(s): Bachelor's
Degree field(s): Humanities; Education
Location(s): Bismarck, ND

History Education Bachelor’s Degree Program

Four year degree; Bachelor of Science (BS)

Knowledge of the past helps us to navigate the ideas and problems of the world today. It helps us to ask important questions and see the world through the eyes of others. History also trains the mind. By using evidence, weighing hypotheses, and reconciling different historical perspectives in the attempt to answer historical questions, students develop valuable research and critical thinking skills.

The History Education bachelor’s degree program at the University of Mary prepares students for careers in history education for grades 7-12. Upon completing the undergraduate program, you will be highly qualified to teach in the area of history and one of the following other social studies areas: economics, political science, or geography. You will also receive preparation in anthropology, sociology, and psychology. The history education program is offered as a four-year Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Mary’s main campus in Bismarck, North Dakota.

History Education Program Highlights

Infused with Christian, Catholic, Benedictine values, the History Education bachelor’s degree program helps you develop practical career skills critical to teaching, as well as decision-making and ethical skills that will help develop leaders. The history education program offers students a number of unique opportunities:

  • Earn your bachelor’s degree in an accredited program at an affordable, private, Catholic university .
  • Acquire on-the-job skills you can apply directly to your career while learning in a friendly, collaborative environment grounded in faith-based values.
  • Work in small classes alongside world-class faculty who bring real-world experience to their classrooms.
  • Develop your critical thinking and historical analysis skills while gaining deeper exposure to and understanding of cultural diversity and respect for others.

Career Outlook for History Education Majors

Employment of both high school teachers and historians is expected to steadily increase over the next several years.* However, a degree in history education from the University of Mary prepares you with research, communication, and critical thinking skills that are valuable in a wide range of careers.

*U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Major in History Education:

HIS 101; 102, 202; 271, 272, 300-400 US history elective, 300-400 world history elective, 300-400 diversity history elective, HIS 490; PSY 201, 205 (for Middle School Endorsement PSY 332 is required), 12 semester credits in one of the following areas: political science, geography, or economics; lab science requirement for education; math requirement for education; EDU 200 or 202, 295, 301, 310, 320, 365, 367, 373, 401, 411, 421, 423; 438; ALU 499.

Even as one of the most affordable private universities in the nation, the University of Mary does offer a variety of scholarships. In fact, 99% of main campus undergraduate students receive some form of scholarship! 

Some scholarships are available for specific academic programs, such as nursing, while other scholarships are available for certain student populations, such as military and veteran students

We strongly encourage you to contact your personal admissions representative to discover all of the options that might be available to you. In many cases, a program specific scholarship is just one component of a complete financial aid package. 

Our admissions professionals will work together with our Office of Financial Assistance to ensure that you get the best financial aid package possible to finance your education. 

Acceptance at the University of Mary does not automatically qualify you to pursue a program in one of the academic programs of study. Application requirements are specific to each major or academic program.

We recommend consulting your advisor for details. Applications are reviewed by the faculty members of the program. You will be notified that you have been admitted, admitted provisionally, or denied admission to the program.


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