Bachelor of Arts

Professor teaching history class

Challenge what you think you know about people, power and the world we live in. Bucknell history majors learn through doing as they study the struggles, worldviews and development of human societies in different times and places.

Investigate the past and develop skills for your future in an atmosphere that encourages critical thinking, social justice and civic engagement. You'll learn to think analytically, argue logically and write compellingly — and prepare for the job market.

Recent history graduates have pursued careers in education, communications, law, business development, teaching, medicine, the entertainment industry, nonprofits and more.


Explore your path to history at Bucknell

Exterior of Hildreth-Mirza Hall

A Home for the Humanities

Located in the heart of campus, Hildreth-Mirza Hall is the home for the humanities at Bucknell. Housing Bucknell's Humanities Center, the Bucknell University Press and other humanities-based initiatives, the hall offers students a relaxed environment to study in groups or the privacy to work alone. Students from all majors are welcome to use the center.


Connect with the Department of History at Bucknell

Computer room in academic west

Leading-edge Tools for Humanities Research


Bucknell's Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship initiative helps students and faculty access state-of-the-art technology to assist their projects, including: 

  • Geographic information systems
  • Audio and video recording
  • Data visualization tools

Contact Details

Department of History


70 Coleman Hall