History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

BA in History

All students have opportunities for research, global engagement, public service, and career preparation.

  • If you excel in the classroom, apply to the history honors program. Work closely with a professor on a research project of your own. 
  • Travel and explore with Mason Study Abroad.
  • Gain valuable work experience by doing an internship on or near campus or at one of the Washington DC metro area's many other museums, archives, or historical sites.
  • Learn about career opportunities for historians.
Kye Farrow

Kye Farrow, 2019

Majoring in History and minoring in African and African American Studies, Kye relishes discovering little-known histories and widening his perspective.

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Megan Glenn

Megan Glenn, 2017

Megan majors in History and minors in Anthropology. Whether interning at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in nearby Washington, DC, studying abroad at Oxford University, or taking mind-opening courses at home at Mason, she's seizing opportunities to explore.

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Desmond Moffitt

Desmond Moffitt, 2017

History major and Dance minor Desmond Moffitt is a 2013 recipient of the Bill Gates Millennium Scholarship, a 2015 Rangel Scholar, and co-founder of MasonU, an Honors College service organization.

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Scott Saunders

Scott Saunders, 2017

A History major with a Legal Studies minor, Scott's global history courses have opened his eyes to whole worlds beyond his original interests.

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