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.
Jessica Burgess

Jessica Burgess, 2021

In-class aha! moments and practical experiences in archives and historical collections keep Jessica excited about her history major. And then there was that chance to work with King Henry the VIII’s bible at the University of Oxford…

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Mike Daughtry

Mike Daughtry, 2022

A first-generation college student and a military veteran, Mike has enrolled in the accelerated master's degree program (History BA/Education MEd) to fulfill his dream of sparking in high school students a lifelong interest in history.

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Arianna Harbert

Arianna Harbert, 2022

Majoring in history and minoring in French, Arianna wants to create thought-provoking museum spaces in which children and adults can learn.

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Andrew-David Herrera

Andrew-David Herrera, 2022

Childhood trips across the country to D.C. lit Andrew's passion for history, especially colonial American history. Now a Mason history major and anthropology minor, courses on Latin America have widened his interests again.

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Sarah Petroff

Sarah Petroff, 2021

A concentration in public history and a minor in anthropology blend seamlessly in Sarah's degree and career planning as she studies historical artifacts and the art of presenting them.

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Kayleigh Seng

Kayleigh Seng, 2022

Kayleigh’s history courses combined with hands-on experience at historic sites like Mount Vernon prepare her to make the past meaningful to people of all ages.

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Maeve Flanagan Shumate

Maeve Flanagan Shumate, 2022

Focused on a career in museums and a life surrounded by art and culture, Maeve is majoring in history with a concentration in public history, while minoring in art history and Italian and completing a museum internship.

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