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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 + 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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Africana Studies (Minor)

The minor in Africana Studies allows students across the University to gain an understanding of, and background in, the history and cultures of peoples of African descent in North and South America, the Caribbean and Africa. This interdisciplinary minor includes courses in anthropology, history, literature, music, political science and sociology, and provides an opportunity for directed study in areas of particular interest.

As the picture of business is changing, it is imperative that job applicants show an understanding of the history that has dramatically shaped our world. The minor helps prepare students to meet the challenges of an increasingly diverse and sophisticated global arena. Students considering a profession in music, education, law, business management, city planning, international relations, politics, psychology or publishing, may find the Minor in Africana Studies particularly beneficial.

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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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History of Capitalism

The Minor in History of Capitalism is dedicated to the study of Capitalism and the emergence of the modern world economy from an historical perspective.

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War & Society (Minor)

This history minor concentrates on the history of wars, military and related institutions, and their broader historical and political contexts.

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