The History minor at Avila

The Avila history minor helps “future-proof” your degree program, where you’ll learn various skills like writing, speaking, and researching. This will give you opportunities to prepare for various occupations and opportunities in our rapidly-changing world. An optional concentration in Secondary Education is available if teaching is in your future.

Study and analyze major issues, then translate what you learn into real-world experience through internships at local museums and historical societies. Avila’s history program offers unique research opportunities, including:

  • Build your historical scholarship
  • Get prepared with an internship
  • Develop a “future-proof” skill set to prepare you for multiple career paths
LIVE AND LEARN TOGETHER. As a history major you will analyze historical documents and debate tough questions with your peers.
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Are you interested in history?
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Be Prepared for Your Career

Incoming freshmen are guaranteed access to an internship or research experience before graduation. Avila students have completed hands-on learning experiences at: 

  • Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum
  • National Archives and Records Administration
  • National World War I Museum at the Liberty Memorial
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Avila graduates are pursuing careers as:

  • History teachers
  • Librarians
  • Archivists
Avila graduates choose to work at:
  • U.S. National Archives and Records — Kansas City
  • William H. Thompson Scholars Learning Community — University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Butler Avionics
  • Cerner Corporation

Transferring to Avila?

We work with you to make the most of your transfer credits so you’re on track to graduate with a bachelor’s degree.

An Environment to Enhance your Education

Hooley-Bunschu Learning Commons

This is not your mother’s library. State-of-the-art study rooms, public workstations, tutoring services, and access to 50,000 on-campus volumes, plus millions of database articles await you.

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Guaranteed Internship Opportunities

All first-year undergraduate students are guaranteed an internship or research experience opportunity.

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Close to Everything Kansas City

At Avila, you’re only 15 minutes away from world-class museums, historical landmarks, professional sports venues, and centers of culture, commerce, and industry.

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Find Your Mentor

Avila’s faculty will challenge you, inspire you, and become more than just another teacher.

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“Avila has prepared me for success in my future education and work, both in a business setting and pursuing a law degree.”

Ryan Graves / 2018, BA History; 2020 MBA / JD candidate at UMKC in fall 2020


Jeffrey Myers, Ph.D., PROFESSOR
P: 816-501-3649 / E: jeffrey.myers

Department of History

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