Undergraduate Program

VCU's undergraduate curriculum in history is notable for its flexibility, breadth and compatibility with outside programs.

Our requirements give students a global perspective, but also great power to shape their coursework according to their historical interests. Our curriculum leaves room for students to complete other majors or minors within four years of full-time study, and to pursue a capstone project suited to their specific historical interests and career goals. In addition, we have a dedicated, professional academic adviser to help you design a program of study that meets graduation requirements and suits your interests and career objectives.

B.A. in History

The B.A. in history provides students an ideal preparation for a wide range of careers and further professional study, and it constitutes an indispensable basis for active citizenship.


Choose from a minor in history or a minor in the history of science, technology and medicine.


Explore offerings in ancient, medieval, early modern and modern history.


Internships help students to develop a wide variety of professional skills, and serve as professional experience that can become a significant step in building a career.

Scholarships and Awards

The College of Humanities and Sciences offers more than 100 scholarship opportunities annually to currently enrolled students. Explore the opportunities offered to students through the Department of History.

Student Organizations

Learn more about our two department-sponsored student organizations: Alexandrian Society and History Now!

Study Abroad

Learn about exciting study abroad options offered through the Global Education Office.