Earning a degree in history provides students with a
comprehensive understanding of the issues and events that
shape today’s global society. Studying history is also a proven way
to develop the analytical and communication skills necessary for
success in most fields, including business, law, journalism, public
policy and teaching. Jobs for history teachers alone are expected
to rise 13 percent over the next few years.
Discover the advantages of a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History
at St. John’s University. This 126-credit program is your
introduction to many exciting careers, and the skills you
develop will increase your chances for a successful career in
almost any field.
Offered by St. John’s College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences — the University's oldest
division — the program features an award-winning faculty that
cares about your growth as a student and an individual. Our History
program connects the past to the present, providing an in-depth
study of the world’s major civilizations, cultures and events. From
ancient to contemporary times, course offerings span the globe and
include the histories of the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia.
As a history major you will learn vital skills such as effective
writing, critical analysis, in-depth research and interdisciplinary
thinking, all of which will prove extremely valuable as you pursue
a career after graduation.
We invite you to learn more about our Bachelor of Arts Degree
Program in History by exploring our program requirements,
objectives, academic resources, and
Elaine Carey, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair
Tel: (718) 990-6229
St. John Hall, Room 244F
Queens, NY 11439
Director of Admission (Queens Campus)
1 (888) 9STJOHNS
Senior Associate Director of Admission (Staten Island Campus)