Undergraduate Programs in History

As a liberal arts major, you’ve heard it before: “What are you going to do with that History degree?”

Get a job, that’s what!

We know that academic counseling and career mentoring foster student success. History students are mentored by faculty so they have clear pathways for academic goals. We also work closely with students to identify their passion and provide information about a wide variety of employment opportunities available for their degree.

Whether you are considering graduate or professional school, museum/historic site work, or recognize that your liberal arts degree makes you well-suited for several industries, we’ll work with you to develop career goals and guide your professional development so you can put your degree to work for you as soon as you graduate.

Bachelor's Degrees

History General Program (BA)

To earn a bachelor's degree in history at UM-Flint, students can expect to complete a balanced program of studies in history, the other social sciences, and the humanities as approved by the advisor. You can view this four-year plan of study, and click below to view the full degree requirements. 

History Honors Program (BA)

In addition to the standard requirements for the History BA degree, honors students participate in an additional off-campus research experience and complete an undergraduate thesis. Click below for full requirements. 


History Minor

The 21-credit minor in history has only two required courses, allowing you to create an addition to your major that is tailored to your interests and needs. 

Historic Preservation Minor

The Historic Preservation Minor combines formal classroom learning with a variety of field experiences in which students and faculty work together to develop student skills in research, interpretation and curation of landscapes, buildings and objects of historical significance.  Civic engagement and experiential learning are central features of this interdisciplinary program, which draws from history and related fields.  The program helps prepare students for careers in which knowledge of preservation of historic sites or public history is beneficial, such as in nonprofit or governmental organizations, museums, archival repositories, and preservation agencies.