DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY & POLITICAL SCIENCE
Military History, B.A.
The Bachelor of Arts in Military History degree equips students for careers in the armed forces, the academic field of military history, law, public administration, education, journalism, security, intelligence and government. It is excellent preparation for advanced graduate study.
The core curriculum covers military history; leadership; technology; research methods in history and the social sciences; war and society; and the connections between war, ethics, and religion. Specific skills students will develop include analysis, critical thinking, writing, problem solving, organizing and presenting information, and basic research competencies. Electives provide in-depth study of military conflicts, international relations, and US foreign policy.
Positions include that of educator, curator, anthropologist, lawyer, archaeologist, civil servant, researcher, lawmaker, military historian, archivist, analyst, broadcaster, foreign service officer, congressional aid, conservator, and documentary editor.
Fields include the areas of teaching/academia, research, military, communications, publishing, security/intelligence, business, historical preservation, law, and administration.
Several military historians from major universities in the United States were asked to review the RSU military history degree. Some of their comments appear below.
Dr. Gregory Urwin, Temple University:
Dr. Richard Lowe, University of North Texas:
Dr. John A. Lynn II, Northwestern University:
Dr. John Guilmartin, Ohio State University: