Aurora University

History (BA)

Why study history?

History is not the past, but the meaning we make of it in the present. We live in a time of profound change. Peoples, politics, economies, and ecosystems are becoming more interdependent. History students seek to understand change itself. They ask where we come from, how we got here, and where we are headed.

Why study history at AU?

At Aurora University, our curriculum develops your skills in:

  • Cultural awareness
  • Public speaking
  • Research
  • Writing

We will work closely with you to tailor your major to your interests.

Curriculum Highlights

    • Africa in world history
    • American history
    • Ancient Mediterranean history
    • East Asian history
    • Global environmental history
    • Latin American history
    • Middle Eastern history
    • Problems in history
    • Russian and Soviet history
    • Senior seminar in history
    • Women in American history
    • World history
  • Expand your career opportunities by double-majoring in education or political science and public policy. And you’ll still be able to graduate in four years.
Experiential learning

Experiential learning

You will become a historian through an intensive curriculum. Your years of study will culminate in a senior capstone project that you design around your interests. If you are majoring in history as part of the Education program, you will complete numerous immersion experiences in area schools. Additionally, you will have opportunities to study abroad, complete an internship experience, and carry out archival research. Finally, the AU History Club offers opportunities to further your understanding and connect with other students.

Career opportunities

  • Entertainment
  • Finance
  • Government
  • Law
  • Museums
  • Publishing
  • Teaching

An education for a lifetime

Studying history does more than teach you the skills you need for a successful career—it challenges you to see the world in a new way. A liberal arts education offers you the insight and understanding to discover what matters and lead a more fulfilling life.