Sharon A. Roger Hepburn, Chairperson
The Department of History offers preparation for teachers of history in the public schools and 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.
The History Department offers a departmental honors program. For a general description of the Honors Academy at Radford, click here . For specific requirements of this department’s program, contact the department chairperson or the director of the Honors Academy.