By studying history we are able to better understand who we are and where we came from. Robert Morris University's Bachelor of Arts in History is a comprehensive program featuring a challenging and flexible curriculum that allows students to shape their education around their particular areas of interest. The program emphasizes critical thinking and interpretive analysis, and instills facility in communicating and conducting research.
Optional history study tours offer students the opportunity to gain a first-person perspective by walking the ground where key events occurred, viewing and interpreting historical artifacts, and interacting with public history professionals to comprehend how our history is presented to the general public.
With a degree in History from Robert Morris University, you will be prepared to build a successful career in many areas including, but not limited to:
Education (elementary, secondary, and post-secondary schools; historic sites, museums)
Research (museums, historical organizations, cultural resource management)
Communication (writing, editing, journalism, archiving, record management, librarian)
Advocating (lawyer, litigation support, legislative staff, foundation work)
Businesses and Associations (corporate historian, contract historian, non-profits)
Source: American Historical Association (Historians.org)
Below is a typical four-year course of study for biology students, including major requirements and some electives. Your own schedule will vary based on your own interests and concentration.
|FRESHMAN/Fall Semester||FRESHMAN/Spring Semester|
||World History II|
|General Psychology||Int. to Decision Making/ Supp.|
|United States History I||Argument and Research|
|Reasoning/Applications||Survey of Economies|
|Humanities: Art and Music||United States History II|
|SOPHOMORE/Fall Semester||SOPHOMORE/Spring Semester|
|Public Speaking/Persuasion||Business/Professional Comm.|
|Principles of Sociology||Science Elective|
|World History I||Open elective|
|American Natl. Government||Modern American History Course|
|Early American History Course|
|JUNIOR/Fall Semester||JUNIOR/Spring Semester|
|World History Course||Special Topics in History|
|Modern American History Course
|Open Elective||Early American History Course|
|Open Elective||World History Course|
|Open Elective||Open elective|
|SENIOR/Fall Semester||SENIOR/Spring Semester|
|History Practicum||World History Course|
|Early American History Course||Modern American History Course|
|Senior Thesis||Open Elective|
|Open Elective||Open Elective|
|Open Elective||Open Elective|
Students complete an internship at sites such as: Fort Pitt Museum, Heinz History Center, Mooncrest Grant Project, Pittsburgh Cares, Sewickley Community Center, Valley Forge National Historic Park, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum, WQED-PBS Pittsburgh, and the Woodlands Foundation.
Through learning opportunities that are continually improved and updated, we provide enhanced opportunities to clear the way for our students’ success. In addition, our academic departments and programs have close ties with professional communities, providing valuable connections for our students.
Our programs support the intellectual, social, and personal development of students. They also prepare individuals through the integration of technology, effective communication skills, and the application of theory into practice. This is completed through the integration of internships and practicums, which provide real-world experiences for all majors. Overall, students will experience a dynamic combination of in-class and exciting engagement opportunities that fully prepare them for the many challenges that classroom teachers and applied psychology/social science working professionals manage on a daily basis.
Scholarships are available based upon academic achievement.
For freshmen, high school grade point average and ACT/SAT scores are used. For transfer students, the cumulative grade point average of all college courses is used. Scholarships range from $1000 per year up to full tuition. (To calculate your scholarship eligibility, click here.)
Higher education is an investment in your future.
At Robert Morris University, we will work closely with you to show you how to finance your education through a combination of need-based financial aid, scholarships, and financing strategies to make your education attainable. RMU has one of the lowest tuition rates of all private institutions in the state, but we know that financing your education can be complicated, and your family might need help in understanding your options.
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