BUA requires three years of history studies. Students delve deeply into the past, with an emphasis on reading primary texts as well as asking essential questions about what is meant by good government, active citizenship, and a “good life.” BUA’s interdisciplinary approach encourages students to develop an informed appreciation of arts, religions, and philosophies in their historical contexts as well as to examine major political and intellectual developments. After students complete a three-year journey that ends with a survey of United States history, they are encouraged to continue pursuing their history studies at the University level.