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History seeks to understand and to explain the story of human experience, since the past provides the only laboratory of human experience actually lived.

Villanova's Department of History offers an undergraduate Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History that is available to adult students in the College of Professional Studies. The department aims to provide students with a broad range of courses and other educational opportunities to develop their historical awareness, perspective and understanding. The courses have been developed to provide instruction and guidance that enables students to apply sound historical research skills, and trains them to understand the standard forms of historical expression, to critique historical arguments made by others, and to produce historical arguments themselves.

To view information on concentration areas, requirements and a complete list of available courses, visit the Department of History's website.

One of three majors offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Science to adult students in the College of Professional Studies, pursuing a History major may require you to complete daytime courses to fulfill requirements.



Visit the Admissions webpage to view all admissions requirements. Once you have reviewed the process and requirements, you may apply to your program of interest.

College of Professional Studies

800 E. Lancaster Avenue
Vasey Hall, Room 103
Villanova, PA 19085

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Important Notices for Distance Education Students

The following includes important information for students participating in online courses, online programs and/or on-ground clinicals or practicums while physically located outside of Pennsylvania.

Read the Notices for Distance Education Students

BIS vs. BA

The primary difference between a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) degree and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree is the core curriculum that must be completed for each.

Students completing the BIS degree follow a 45-credit core curriculum. This provides more flexibility and choices in selecting classes.

Students completing the BA degree follow the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 50-credit core curriculum, which includes foreign language courses and science courses with a lab.