Bachelor of Arts


Ohio Dominican University’s History students develop knowledge and understanding of the past for its own sake and as an intelligent means of navigating the present and looking ahead to the future.

Program Highlights

  • Major and minor available in History.
  • Minor also available in Classics.
  • Small class sizes allow ODU professors to interact, instruct and mentor students on a personal level.
  • Courses in American, Western and non-Western areas comprise the core of our curriculum. 

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Degrees & Courses

Read the degree requirements and course descriptions for the major and minor, plus view a sample 4-year plan.

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Outcomes & Careers

History graduates are prepared for a variety of careers or continuing on with graduate school.

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History Department

Get to know ODU faculty members, view current news and events, and more.

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Panther Perspective

Austin Preece shares how Ohio Dominican University's History program is helping him connect his passion with a purpose.


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Expand Your Education

Studying abroad introduces you to new cultures and experiences. ODU offers life-changing trips ideal for students interested in:

  • Art & Architecture
  • Business & Politics
  • History & Culture
  • Languages & Literature
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Have Questions? Contact Us!

For program questions, contact:

Matt Ponesse, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Sansbury Hall, Room 243
(614) 251-4579

For admission questions, contact:

Undergraduate Admission

Griffin Student Center, 203
(614) 251-4500
(800) 955-OHIO (955-6446)