History (B.A.)

UMBC's Bachelor of Arts in History program at The Universities at Shady Grove offers students an opportunity to develop analytical and communication skills and serves to broaden perspectives on the past. With an emphasis on public history, policy history and international historical perspectives, the program is designed to encourage the development of good writing and research skills in conjunction with innovative and critical thinking.

The History Program also offers a minor in public history, a field which brings together historians with partners and audiences to engage in productive conversations about the value and usefulness of the past.  The public history minor introduces students to a wide breadth of practices, including historic sites documentations, cultural resources management, historic preservation planning, oral history, museum studies, and digital history.  All our students are encouraged to engage in active learning and research experiences in the many museums, historical societies and government agencies in the Washington-Baltimore metropolitan area.

"If small class sizes, a superb learning environment, and helpful faculty and staff are what you are looking for in a university, the History program at UMBC-Shady Grove is for you." -- Jessica Kean

For more information, please contact Program Director Dr. Andrew Nolan at 301.738.6182 or

You may also click here for more program-specific information.

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