Sharon A. Roger Hepburn, Chairperson
The Department of History offers preparation for students who want a well-rounded liberal arts education as a background for a wide range of future careers.
History majors may earn either a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts degree. The Bachelor of Science degree prepares students for varied employment opportunities in business, law, or government. The Bachelor of Arts prepares students for similar careers and is recommended specifically for students planning graduate work in history or other social science fields. Careful planning of the undergraduate program, with supplementary courses in other fields, can equip the student for future positions in libraries, museums, archives or similar institutions and for research oriented occupations.
The department also offers basic courses in American and World history to meet Core Curriculum requirements as well as supplementary courses of general interest for non-majors, including American and non-American courses in regional/national history, political/social/military history and ethnic/gender history.
For a general description of the Honors Academy at Radford, click here .
The History Department offers a departmental honors program. History majors will be granted the award of Honors in History upon graduation if they meet the following criteria:
- GPA of 3.5 or higher in all courses taken with a HIST prefix
- Earn a B or higher in HIST 295 (not a B-)
- Earn an A in HIST 495 (not an A-)
For further information concerning the Honors in History, contact the department chairperson.