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Program Type: Undergraduate

Degree Awarded: B.A. in History Select the degree to view its requirements and four-year plan.

Department: History

History today is about more than what you know; it’s what you can do. And we do things that matter. 

We figure out why people think, act, and remember the way they do. We question what we’ve been told about the past and why they told us. We find hidden patterns, connect historical dots, analyze long-lost sources and artifacts, research what others have missed, and tell stories that persuade people. 

You’ll work closely with expert faculty to create a curriculum tailored to your individual interests and goals. You’ll learn skills that employers want. You’ll engage in independent research, study abroad programs, internships, and other real-world experiences that do more than earn class credit…they prepare you for life.

Program Contacts

Rebekah Richardson
440 Landrum Academic Center
(859) 572-5374

Students in the Spotlight

Elena Bonitz

Elena Bonitz

Graduating Year: 2023

Education: BA in History

Career: College Professor

"After three years at NKU, I can truly say that it was a great decision. One of my most memorable courses was "Let's Make Some History: The United Fruit Company." This course introduced me to independent research as I contributed to our digital archive, and it allowed me to present at my first conference. I did all this just in my second semester at NKU! The Department of History has been the ever-supportive backbone to my scholarly career."

Find Your Passions & Build Your Future

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  • Internships: Our students will find internship opportunities at the Cincinnati Museum Center, New Riff Distillery, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Proctor and Gamble, the City of Newport, and multiple Cultural Resource Management firms.
  • Podcasting: Rather than writing a paper or taking a test that you throw away, several of our classes have students research, write, and present a podcast episode to be published on various media outlets.
  • Expedited Major: Want to complete a Master’s degree in one year? Join our expedited program and start earning graduate credit before you graduate!


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Financial Aid

A variety of financial assistance is available, from grants to scholarships, loans to veteran benefits.