Understand the Past to Unlock Your Future

The study of human history is timeless. Unlock your understanding of current social, cultural and political movements by evaluating the past. Cross boundaries of time and geography by studying the endlessly fascinating roots of human society. History challenges you to engage in critical analysis of the individuals, institutions and events that have shaped the modern world. Nova Southeastern University’s Bachelor of Arts in History gives you the knowledge and experiences you need to succeed.

As an NSU History major, you'll acquire proven methods to interpret the social, cultural and political forces that have shaped the course of both American and world history, and you'll go deeper with advanced courses such as The Civil Rights Trail and Genocide in the 20th Century and Beyond. You’ll gain hands-on experience with an internship in history and delve into research during your Senior Seminar in History. As a History major, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore a range of other courses in the humanities and social sciences. The skills you’ll acquire at NSU will make you marketable to employers in many fields. The future belongs to those who understand the past.    

Why Should You Major in History at NSU?

Pursue Careers in Politics, Journalism and Education

A degree in history from NSU helps you develop skills in writing, research, debate and analysis, all of which are top draws for employers in many fields. You can pursue a career as an educator, politician, analyst, journalist or lobbyist. History graduates might be found working in a school, museum, library or political/social organization. This program also prepares you to continue into graduate studies in history, public policy or law.

Learn more about Career Preparation

Average Starting Salary

Salaries you can earn with a B.A in History vary widely because of the many career offerings associated with this degree. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, these were the average annual salaries for the following roles in 2019:

  • Historians – $63,680
  • Postsecondary Teachers - $79,540
  • Political Scientists – $122,220
  • Reporters, Correspondents, and Broadcast News Analysts - $46,270

Shark Destinations

NSU History alumni go on to enjoy exciting and rewarding careers. You’ll find some of our graduates working in higher education, practicing law and serving in various capacities in local, state and federal government. This program also prepares alumni to confidently pursue graduate school or seek certification to become a secondary school teacher, a process supported by NSU's master's and doctoral degree programs in education and Broward County's alternative certification program.