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Degrees Offered in History

History (BA)

In the Bachelor of Arts in History, students learn by experience through co-op placements in archives, museums and other sites; by conducting and presenting original research; and by traveling to sites of historical significance. The department has particular strengths in the History of Science, Technology and the Environment (STE) and in Global History, and this is reflected in our course offerings. The program prepares students for global employment in NGOs, public agencies, educational fields, scientific and environmental media, museums, government and diplomatic services, journalism, and graduate studies.

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History + Science, Technology & Society (Accelerated BA/MS)

The Accelerated BA/MS in Science, Technology and Society (STS) is for students who want to challenge themselves — students who appreciate the complexity of world issues and want to enrich and expand their coursework, research and future job opportunities by learning to integrate diverse academic perspectives. By combining graduate-level study with their undergraduate program, students earn both their BA and MS in just five years. The flexibility offered by the STS curriculum, the opportunity to work closely alongside research-active faculty, and the training offered in multiple theoretical and research methodologies, opens the door to a wide range of career opportunities.

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History + Law (Accelerated BA/JD)

Drexel's Accelerated BA/JD in History and Law enables high-achieving high school students interested in the law to earn their bachelor's and law degrees in one year less than traditional programs.

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History + Library & Information Science (Accelerated BA/MS)

The Accelerated BA/MS in History and Library & Information Science is open to prospective freshmen who meet the requirements set by Undergraduate Admissions. The two programs are a natural fit. Our BA in History focuses heavily on research and experiential learning using both the ever-expanding array of digital tools and Philadelphia's tremendous number of libraries and archives. A history student's knowledge and skill set feeds well into the MS program, which is dedicated to training students professionally to work in libraries and archives and in other positions requiring the management of records.

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History (Minor)

A Minor in History enriches almost every major, allowing students to hone their analytical and critical thinking skills and apply their understanding of history and research methodology to their field. The minor complements majors in economics, criminology, psychology, public health, political science, anthropology, communication, or education.

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