Degree type(s): Bachelor's
Degree field(s): Humanities; Education
Location(s): Bismarck, ND
Program offerings by location and modality are subject to change.

History Education Bachelor’s Degree Program

Four-year degree; Bachelor of Science (BS)

Knowledge of the past helps us navigate the ideas and problems of the world today. It helps us ask important questions and see the world through the eyes of others. History 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 program prepares aspiring educators to explore and understand how cultures and traditions of every time and place have answered and lived out the great human questions of meaning and purpose. Anchored in the Western tradition, this four-year Bachelor of Science program allows students to explore History in conversation with other disciplines in the humanities, such as Philosophy, Classics or Literature. Students select one of the following cognates/pathways to complement their studies: Economics, Geography, and/or Politics. Students are able to teach U.S. History, North Dakota Studies, Global Education, and more. They gain a depth of perspective and incisiveness of mind that will effectively impact learners in middle and high school grades in North Dakota. Those that complete this degree program are eligible for licensure in North Dakota.


All the University of Mary education programs are fully accredited by the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board and all CAEP national standards are fully met.


History Education Degree Program Highlights

Infused with Christian, Catholic, and 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.

+ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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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.


If you are thinking about pursuing a bachelor’s degree in History Education, you might also be interested in the following undergraduate programs offered at the University of Mary: