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What You Learn

You study history in different contexts to understand how the lessons of the past can inform us today. You can also choose to pursue degree tracks in education and pre-law--tracks that are designed with your career interests in mind.

  • Conduct original research in our MakeHistory@Kean history lab

  • Understand how to think critically and communicate effectively in the modern world

  • Create history using new media for websites and podcasts

  • Collaborate with classmates and faculty across disciplines on cutting-edge projects

  • 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 education but plan to focus their studies 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

The Classroom and Beyond

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.

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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 '19

After Kean

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
  • NYU
  • Catholic University
  • Seton Hall
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