Degrees Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in History

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Office of Admission 800-331-7896

To inquire about this program, contact:
Dr. Matt Young

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Marietta is the place to study history -- it's all around you here. Right off campus you'll find prehistoric Indian burial mounds. The town of Marietta, the first permanent settlement in the Northwest Territory, still retains pieces of its pioneer past. On campus you'll find an impressive collection of primary historical research materials. And while you study the past, you'll work one-on-one with dedicated professors who will help you establish and achieve your goals for the future.


click to expandRequirements for Major

All history majors take the following credits:

15 hours in American History, 15 hours in European and/or Nonwestern History, plus Professional Historian, Capston, and an additional 300-level course (total of 39 hours).

  • US History: The First Century
  • US History: The Second Century
  • History of World Civilizations: 1100-1815
  • History of World Civilizations: 1815-Present
  • World of Asia: Traditional Period
  • World of Asia: Modern Period
  • Introduction to Human Geography
  • Survey of Chinese History
  • Founding a New Nation
  • Leadership and Change: Studies in Historical Biography
  • Women in Judeo-Christian Tradition
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • World War II
  • History of Religion in the US
  • Recent American History
  • The West in American Life
  • Native American History
  • Notable American Women
  • American Foreign Relations
  • Survey of Latin American History
  • European Feminism and European Tradition
  • History of African-American Religions
  • History of Britian to 1714
  • Modern Britain
  • Middle Ages
  • Renaissance and Reformation
  • Contemporary Europe
  • Religion in a Revolutionary Age
  • Age of Reason
  • Age of Nationalism
  • Ancient Civilizations
  • Modern Japanese History
  • Modern Chinese History
  • Professional Historian
  • Senior Capstone Course: a study of the methods and philosophies of historical research or an independent research project

click to expandRequirements for a minor

9 hours in American and 9 hours in European and/or non-Western history.

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Follow the bios below to find out more about our faculty.

Kathryn McDaniel

Matt Young

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History majors have interned in Washington, DC, and New York City; and locally with the public defender's office, the Ohio Historical Society Museum, the Castle House Museum, and the Legacy Library's Special Collections on campus.

Clubs & Organizations
Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society, recognizes outstanding students in the field of history.

The Arts and Humanities Council works with other campus organizations to offer programs and to support creativity and interest in the fine arts and humanities at Marietta.

The Pre-Law Club provides general information, group activities, and individualized preparation for students who want to succeed in law school after graduation. All members of the Marietta campus community are eligible.


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The Frederic Jarvis Wood II Scholarship benefits a qualified junior or senior concentrating on studies in history.

The Marietta Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Memorial Scholarship goes to a junior or senior female majoring or minoring in secondary education with a major or minor in history and whose hometown is located in Washington, Noble, or Monroe County in Ohio.

The David Edward Beach Memorial Scholarship assists an outstanding junior or senior majoring in the humanities.

The Manley Memorial Scholarship is given to juniors or seniors majoring in the humanities.

The Ira Owen Wade-Mabel Hamilton Wade Scholarships are awarded to juniors or seniors who have established themselves as superior students in the humanities.

The William Heacock Memorial Award is awarded for the top Capstone essay or original historical scholarship.