The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in History program at West Chester University prepares students for a wide range of career. Our students graduate as creative problem solvers, who can think imaginatively not only about the past, but about the world today. We teach marketable and transferable skills you will take well beyond the history classroom:
Our curriculum focuses on non-Western, European, and United States history, and is taught by 20 full-time faculty experts who value excellent teaching, active scholarship, and engagement with our community. Get Involved: History Club Phi Alpha Theta (professional history society)
Our B.A. in History with Elective Social Studies Teacher Certification program meets the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) certification criteria and the most recent standards set by the National Council for the Social Studies. Graduates are able to apply to PDE certification to teach all of the social studies in secondary schools upon completion of the program. The social studies education program ensures that our students attain the knowledge, capabilities, and dispositions to become effective educators who create meaningful learning experiences for their students. The program emphasizes ten thematic strands:
More highlights: Best papers (undergraduate and graduate) at Phi Alpha Theta Mid Atlantic regional conference, Kings College, 2018. College of Arts and Humanities Award for top student. Four student papers presented at Phi Alpha Theta national conference, history honors, New Orleans.
Our graduates go on to do amazing things. You can find them everywhere from the classroom to the boardroom. Some of our recent graduates hold titles like:
Many of our students also choose to pursue graduate education. Some recent graduates have studied at: