BSC’s history curriculum is designed to offer pre-professional training for public school social studies teaching, graduate studies in history, civil service careers, museum/archival work, journalism, and other allied fields. The study of history also serves as pre-professional training for other professions such as law or the ministry.

Traditionally, historians research and analyze the past, with the goal of making history relevant to the present. In addition, historians attempt to prepare students to understand themselves and society.


Students with interest in history should consider high school courses in history, writing, and the social sciences.


Students who complete the curriculum requirements earn an Associate in Arts degree.

BSC has cooperative agreements with Dickinson State University and Minot State University and several other four-year institutions that allow students to continue with a bachelor’s degree on the BSC campus. Those transferring to other institutions should consult the catalog of the transfer institution for possible BSC course substitutions, if needed. Contact your BSC advisor for assistance with transfer planning.

Career Opportunities

History Professor, Historian, Curator, Genealogist, Archivist, Biographer, Researcher, Ethnographer, Market Research Analyst, Anthropologist, Archaeologist.



Dr. Perry Hornbacher • Schafer Hall 319E