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You can’t shape the future if you don’t understand the past.

Our History major equips you with a solid understanding of the people, cultures and events that shaped the modern world. And, through a broad range of business courses, you’ll explore how history remains relevant to today.

With a history degree from Bentley, you can work in government or political positions, public policy, international affairs or journalism. Some students use the degree as a stepping stone toward graduate work in business, law and related fields. You can customize your degree through a concentration in one of two fields: regional history (American, European, Asian or Latin American/Caribbean) or thematic history (e.g., social, economics or military history). 

Every History major must complement their program with foundational business studies, leading either toward a minor or a second major in Business Studies. This ensures you leave Bentley with broad business skills, in addition to historical expertise.

See where a Bentley degree will take you

Staying loyal to the dream

Growing up in Windsor, Ontario, Jakov Novak dreamed of playing in the NHL. When the late bloomer was passed over by Canada’s big junior hockey league, he could’ve given up. Instead, he decided on a different path.

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The view from the Mountain

Internships are an integral part of the Bentley experience. See how a group of them that spent a summer working for leading information storage firm Iron Mountain used their experience to broaden their education, and better prepare themselves for a successful career.

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Rankings and Distinctions


Best Colleges and Regional Universities, North

U.S. News & World Report


Internship Opportunities

Princeton Review


Best College for Business Majors

Money Magazine

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