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Assurance of Learning: B.A. in History

Mission Statement: The B.A. in History program aims to create well-informed citizens by providing students with opportunities to engage the local, national, and global past. Integrating faculty scholarship, Baltimore's unique historical sites, and undergraduate research, history at UB offers personalized learning, including day and evening classes, one-to-one independent studies, and opportunities for student leadership. Graduates gain writing, analytical, and information literacy skills needed to advance at work, begin a new career, or enter a graduate program in the legal, historical, education, or public service fields. Beyond the workplace, the program prepares students for empathetic leadership in civic life. 

Program-Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon graduating from the B.A. in History program, students will be able to:

  • construct a historical web in which to situate events within the context of social technological, environmental developments in American and world history;
  • analyze sources in ways that correspond to the field of historical investigation;
  • assemble a range of primary and secondary sources during research, including evidence from archives, material culture, the built environment, maps and other visual sources;
  • create effective written and oral reports that communicate their findings;
  • formulate sustained arguments about historical events and their interpretations;
  • evaluate contemporary issues through the lens of related historical patterns and events.