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History

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). 

As a History major, you will graduate with a broad knowledge of business by completing courses that are part of the Business Administration minor. You will also have the option of complementing your History major with a Business Administration major, or any other approved Bentley major, by using some of your free electives to take additional courses.

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$63K

Median Starting Salary

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY CAREEREDGE

99%

Job Placement Rate

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY CAREEREDGE

97%

of students complete at least one internship

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Explore our History degree

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.

Read His Story

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.

Read Their Story

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See where a degree in History from Bentley can take you

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