History Degree at West Virginia University (WVU)

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History Degree

The history program at West Virginia University prepares students for careers in politics, publishing, journalism, media and writing, as well as business and commerce, public sector administration, and charity and voluntary sectors. The program focuses on general study and interpretation of the past, including the gathering, recording, synthesizing, and criticizing of evidence and theories about past events. Program courses include: historiography, historical research methods, studies of specific periods, issues and culture, and historic preservation. Get more details below including other West Virginia colleges that offer history degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the History Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. WVU has offered the following degree levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctorate Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree83
Master's Degree20
Doctorate Degree14

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male76
Female41

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
American Indian1
Asian2
Black1
Hispanic1
White103
Multiple Races3
Non Resident Alien5
Unknown1

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the History program at West Virginia University, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Regulatory Affairs Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate production activities of an organization to ensure compliance with regulations and standard operating procedures.

Historians

Description

Research, analyze, record, and interpret the past as recorded in sources, such as government and institutional records, newspapers and other periodicals, photographs, interviews, films, electronic media, and unpublished manuscripts, such as personal diaries and letters.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, historians employment is expected to grow at a rate of 1.7% from 2014 to 2024

History Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in human history and historiography. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering History Programs in West Virginia

History programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Fairmont State University

Fairmont, WV
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 8 students completed this program

Programs

  • History (B)

Alderson Broaddus College

Philippi, WV
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • History (B)

West Virginia Wesleyan College

Buckhannon, WV
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  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 6 students completed this program

Programs

  • History (B)

Wheeling Jesuit University

Wheeling, WV
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 6 students completed this program

Programs

  • History (B)

Bethany College

Bethany, WV
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 7 students completed this program

Programs

  • History (B)

Davis & Elkins College

Elkins, WV
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • History (B)

West Liberty University

West Liberty, WV
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs

  • History (B)

Glenville State College

Glenville, WV
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  • Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs

  • History (B)

Ohio Valley University

Vienna, WV
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • History (B)

American Public University System

Charles Town, WV
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 390 students completed this program

Programs

  • History (A,B,M)
  • Military History (A,B,M)

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
85.81%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
90%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
20:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
22

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$8,007