Ashford University's Academic Offerings Expand to Include New History Major and Minor

CLINTON, Iowa, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Ashford University (AU) has announced the introduction of a new history major and minor to its diverse portfolio of Bachelor of Arts degree program offerings.

Enrollment for this new 14 course/42 credit bachelor's degree program and 6 course/18 credit minor, began March 20, 2009. Classes for the major and the minor are being offered to AU students, both on campus and online, through AU's College of Arts and Sciences.

According to Dr. Curt Lowe, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences for AU, "The one constant in life is change. Studying history helps us to understand the social, political, and cultural forces that produce change - the same forces that continuously shape and reshape the world in which we live. The development of historical perspective shows us where things fit in the overall context of life."

"The establishment of both a history major and a minor is just another example of our efforts, as administrators, to improve our liberal arts and social sciences degree programs, and to provide accessible, innovative, high quality and in-demand academic programs for our students," added Dr. Lowe.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts degree program in history, and the minor in history, will be academically prepared for work in education, law, government, archeology and/or anthropology, in such careers as: lawyer, lawmaker, professor, international consultant, historian, public servant, social scientist and resource manager. To learn more or to apply, please visit

About Ashford University

Founded in 1918, Ashford University is a coeducational institution regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, with programs in education, business, accounting, criminal and social justice, computer animation and graphic design, and other areas. The University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a range of student activities and athletics, at its Clinton campus. Online degree programs are available in education, organizational management, business administration, and psychology. The University is known for its high quality yet highly affordable on-campus and online programs, with tuition fees among the lowest in the U.S. compared to other private institutions. Its tagline is: "Higher Education Made Affordable"(SM). For more information, please visit or contact Shari Rodriguez, director of Public Relations, at 858.513-9240 x2513.

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