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.
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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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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