B.A. in History

The B.A. in History provides a broad-based program of study that emphasizes historical writing, research, and analysis. The department offers courses in African, African American, European, Latin American, Japanese, World, and United States history from ancient to modern times. At the bachelor's level, the department offers the B.A. in history, and, in cooperation with the College of Education, the B.S. Ed. in Secondary Education with Emphasis in History and Social Studies and the B.A. in History with Secondary Social Studies Teacher Certification.  Students can complete the History major and minor online, and many classes are offered in the evenings to accommodate working students.

Degree with Distinction in History

The History Department is now offering a Degree with Distinction for Undergraduate students. For more information about the new degree, click here

Minor in History

A minor in History requires the completion of at least 19 History credit hours. Course requirements, and more information can be found here.

Minor in Latino Studies

Latina/Latino Studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis is an interdisciplinary program dedicated to the study of the historical, social, political, language, and cultural experiences of U.S. Latina/Latinos, their families and communities. Students in this program will examine how transnational understandings of race, ethnicity, politics, culture, and language are mapped onto and struggled over within the United States, the Midwest, and St. Louis.

Gender Studies Certificate

Similar to a minor, a Gender Studies Certificate supplements a student's traditional academic major by promoting critical analysis of gender roles and structures across different times and cultures. Earning a certificate not only enables students to broaden their educational experience and develop new insights into their own lives and aspirations but also facilitates employment in a wide variety of occupations.

Teacher Certification

If you are interested in sharing your love of history with young people, UMSL offers several pathways to obtain a Missouri Teacher Certification in Social Studies.

Dual B.A./M.A. Degree in History

This program is designed to allow students of demonstrated academic ability and educational maturity to complete the requirements for both a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in History in five years of full-time study. The accelerated nature of this program allows a student to take courses that will count for both a Bachelor's and the Master's degree. The total number of hours needed to complete the dual program is 137. Students will pay graduate credit hours fees for all courses applied to the graduate degree.