“I believe in memory,” a great historian wrote. History is our collective memory, an understanding of our heritage, of who we are and how we came to be. A bachelors degree in history not only provides students with the knowledge and tools of history, but also provides a sense of roots, as well as a broader perspective on the diverse regions and peoples of the world. Training in history teaches students how to think, how to analyze different kinds of problems, and is solid training for such careers as teaching, law, business, historic preservation, or archival management.
»Bachelor of Arts in History
+-Minor in Holocaust History
The minor includes study of the origins and history of the Holocaust within the context of European history and an exploration of the central themes and topics in current Holocaust research. In support of their classroom learning, students may participate in extracurricular opportunities through the Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education lecture series. The series allows students to learn first-hand from extraordinary survivors and world-renowned scholars. Check out the catalog for more information.
+-Minor in History
A minor in history requires a total of 21 credits in history with at least 12 upper-division credits. Students who wish to design a minor in a particular emphasis should speak with an advisor in the history department. Check out the catalog for more information.
In addition to an outstanding curriculum, the major in history at Chapman offers students opportunities to work on projects associated with the Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education and the Center for American War Letters. In addition, we offer some very special study abroad experiences in London, Paris and Rome. Internships at the National Archives in Laguna Niguel and the Nixon Library are also available.