Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Experience the past as a platform to shape your own story.

Become a critical thinker with the skills to excel wherever you apply yourself as you learn about our past and shape our future. Studies in history go far beyond simple memorization, teaching you to think about things from multiple angles and make persuasive arguments, both extremely valuable skills for professionals in any field. History allows you to develop these skills while focusing on whatever interests you.

With an in-depth study of a broad spectrum of geographical regions and cultural traditions, supported by a solid grounding in historical research methods, analytical thinking, writing and speaking, you'll receive a strong liberal arts education. You'll have the opportunity to choose from a variety of electives from the department's offerings in the histories of the United States, Europe, Asia and Africa.

Frostburg’s History program uniquely prepares you with its focus on engagement and hands-on experiences, using role-playing games in the classroom, special topic courses and internship opportunities to develop your abilities in and about the real world.

You’ll graduate armed with the critical thinking and analytical skills to face the challenges of the 21stcentury.

Pick your preference with concentrations in International History and History of the Americas, or build on another degree or interest with a history minor.

History Program Highlights

  • Explore the changes over time and how to identify and explain the sources of change and upheaval that impacted and shaped societies, peoples and organizations.

  • Develop your key liberal arts skills in critical reading, writing, speaking, analytical thinking, information literacy and researching.

  • Prepare to excel in numerous career paths including teaching, research, law, public history, non-profits, government service, among others.

  • Actively participate in our comfortable class sizes to receive individual mentoring and regular time with our expert faculty.

What can I do with an history degree?


Median pay for History program graduates (BLS 2021)

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You can choose a variety of career paths with a history degree. Public and private school teaching is a very common career choice among our majors, but students have also gone on to law school, graduate programs in history, worked in libraries and entered the private sector.

What You'll Learn

You will learn how to think analytically about how change (social, economic, political, cultural) happens within societies, cultures, and organizations (such as companies or social movements) and orient yourself to thinking about the past as prologue to today’s world. In addition, as a history major, you will be able to conduct independent research, mine sources of information, read at a high level, discuss important ideas and write with expertise.

Our Alumni

Our history graduates have gone on to a variety of successful careers.

Job Titles

  • Assistant Professor
  • Teacher
  • Librarian
  • Attorneys


  • Southeast Missouri State University
  • County Public Schools throughout the State of Maryland and beyond
  • Baltimore Public Libraries
  • University of Maryland
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Allegany County Public Defender's Office


A Frostburg State education: more valuable than ever.

With nationally recognized academic programs, real-world learning experiences, a top-notch support system, and a thriving student life, Frostburg State is a place where you can discover yourself, define your goals, and prepare for your future.

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