The Department of History and Philosophy offers a history major for the Bachelor of Arts degree. Within the history major there are two concentrations: public history and intellectual history/philosophy. The department also offers minors in history, philosophy and religious studies which are open to all students. Students who have studied history and/or philosophy at UVA Wise have successfully pursued many different careers including law, journalism, museum curator, archives, teaching, government service, and business.

Majors in history must complete HIS 1010, 1020, 1070, 1080 and 3000 with at least a 2.0 grade point average in those courses, and majors must earn at least a C- in HIS 3000 in order to progress to the 4000-level. For graduation, the Department requires of its majors a 2.0 grade point average, both overall and in the major. During their senior year, history majors must take a state-mandated assessment test that surveys general knowledge of European, U.S., and cross-cultural history.

Learn more about studying history at UVA Wise by consulting the College Catalog.


View course descriptions in the College Catalog.