Historians study change over time. Their purview covers all aspects of human experience. History is informed by all of the social sciences and by developments in the arts and literature. The foundation requirements in this major provide students with an overview of the field, with additional courses providing more in-depth study of particular areas in both hemispheres. Courses required outside history help students to understand various interpretive approaches in order to expand their own historical insights. Students who major in history will receive extensive training in research skills and will enhance their writing abilities. The major in history helps prepare students for careers as professional historians or as high school educators. Students interested in the secondary education option should follow the requirements for History with Secondary Education Concentration. The major also offers excellent preparation for those who choose to enter the legal profession. The training that the student receives in research serves as a fine background for those who are interested in pursuing business careers. Graduates receive a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Humanities Department.