Saint Louis University

Major in History

Offered by the Saint Louis University College of Arts and Sciences  

Download a fact sheet about SLU's undergraduate history degree.

Saint Louis University History Degree Overview 

Saint Louis University's undergraduate degree in history teaches you to interpret information from a variety of sources, determine relevant information and build evidence to make articulate arguments.

If you choose to major in history at Saint Louis University, you will learn the craft of history through rigorous reading, writing and thinking. SLU history students design their own course of study, allowing them to delve into the areas that most interest them, including the history of health and disease, religious history, women's history, African American history, the history of material culture, urban history and environmental history.

You'll have access to SLU's museums, the Saint Louis University Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies  and the Center for Intercultural Studies, all of which are on campus. You'll also have the opportunity to pursue internships with museums and other historical organizations, most of which are eligible for course credit.

What You'll Learn in SLU's History Degree Program

SLU's undergraduate degree in history begins with an introduction to European, non-Western and American history. You'll then move on to coursework that allows to you to explore specific historical areas in greater depth before you complete a senior seminar. Some students also opt to write an honors thesis.

History majors at SLU are encouraged to explore minors and concentrations to round out their undergraduate experience. Possibilities that complement an undergraduate degree in history include African American studies, international studies, medical humanities, medieval studies, pre-law, Russian and Eastern European studies or women's and gender studies.

What Can You Do With a Degree in History from SLU? 

In a recent survey of SLU's history graduates, 93 percent reported that they are "satisfactorily employed." Graduates with a degree in history work in libraries and museums, as well as in related fields, including:
  • Education
  • International business
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Public service

Learn more about SLU's undergraduate admission requirementsscholarships and financial aid, or take our majors quiz to find other SLU undergraduate degrees that might interest you.  

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