Why Study History at UVU?

In many ways, studying the past is the key to understanding the present. On a very practical level, the history major will help you develop skills that are useful no matter what career path you choose. These skills include critical thinking and problem solving, research and analysis, writing and historical interpretation, and cultural literacy. Your history education will help you engage the present and the future from an informed perspective.

Studying history at Utah Valley University will help you develop these skills in a challenging yet nurturing environment. Our small classes facilitate an informal and intimate learning experience. You will find supportive faculty and staff ready to help you build a bridge to the future, preparing you to pursue your goals in graduate school or in a wide range of careers.

Our degree programs, including a B.A. in History, a B.S. in Social Studies Education, and a minor in History, are diverse and flexible. The program provides provide many opportunities to supplement your history courses with other opportunities at the university. For example, the department has an active chapter of the national history honor society Phi Alpha Theta and a History Club. Our Turning Points in History lecture series brings world-class scholars to campus to discuss major events in human history and to discuss important historical documents with students in a seminar environment. The history program also offers internship opportunities that allow students to engage with history beyond the classroom. Our student journal, Crescat Scientia, showcases students’ writing and encourages discourse in the wider realm of human history.

Students and Faculty on the UVU History Program