History majors acquire an in-depth knowledge of the past and learn how it has shaped the present.
A B.A. in history at Kean exposes students to diverse perspectives and enhances cultural understanding. History majors develop research, writing, and critical thinking and analytical skills that are valued in every sector of the job market.
At Kean, history majors benefit from access to Liberty Hall Museum, the Kean University Archives and Special Collections, and the wealth of history available right on campus. Alongside their professors, our students use artifacts and archives and primary source documents to recreate the past and understand major events within their historical context.
Our history graduates work in education, museums, government, business, and law. Our alumni pursue graduate study in law schools and graduate schools around the country.
At Kean, we believe learning extends far beyond the walls of our classrooms and labs. In the Department of History, we encourage you to get involved in clubs and organizations, study abroad at our campus in China or elsewhere and pursue internships that will advance your career. Find out more.
Kean’s History department has proven pivotal in furthering my preparedness for career success. Faculty allowed me to contribute to their projects and I was able to focus on independent research, while also collaborating with my advisors and peers.
Kean history graduates have gone on to successful teaching and academic careers and work in the public and private spheres. They have been accepted to the following graduate schools:
- Rutgers Law
- Columbia University School of International Studies
- Johns Hopkins University
- Catholic University
- Seton Hall
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