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What You Learn

Study history to understand how the lessons of the past inform us today. Choose to pursue degree tracks in education and pre-law.

  • Conduct original research in our MakeHistory@Kean history lab

  • Develop analytical, research, writing and critical thinking skills needed to communicate effectively in careers

  • Create websites, podcasts, printed books and other media to share history

  • Collaborate with classmates and faculty on cutting-edge research projects and present your work at professional conferences

  • Prepare to teach the next generation the value of learning the worlds of yesterday, today and tomorrow

  • Analyze historical forces in the world today and how making meaningful change can impact the future

  • Intern at area museums, archives and government offices

You can pursue your degree at Kean Ocean in Toms River. A minor in history is also available for students who want to enhance their Kean education but plan to major in another field.

Program Options:

B.A. in History

B.A. in History | Pre-Law Option

B.A. in History | Honors Option

B.A. in History | Teacher Certification Option

Also available

Cougars Climb Higher

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.

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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.

Christian Mills
Kean University Academics

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