Students earning a degree in history will learn to analyze information, communicate effectively, and engage in research. Such skills are useful for and transferable to careers in government service, business, industry, and social service institutions, in addition to being the foundation for graduate and professional studies beyond the undergraduate level.

The Department of History's degree programs offer varied courses of study which include the fundamental survey courses, specific chronological or topical investigations courses, colloquia, and seminars. Students will learn to analyze information, communicate effectively, and engage in research. Such skills are useful for and transferable to careers in government service, business, industry, and social service institutions, in addition to being the foundation for graduate and professional studies beyond the undergraduate level.

At UMKC, faculty who hold professional degrees and are publishing scholars, teach a wide variety of history courses. The hallmark of the program is the small upper-level class sizes which promotes discussion and individual attention from faculty that provides for a greater breadth of knowledge and a deeper understanding of course material. Students will also receive academic and career advising tailored to their career aspirations and individual needs. 

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