Department of History

Explore the past, understand the present and plan for the future in a global society.

The History Department is dedicated to excellent teaching and innovative research. Students learn to work with original sources and to think and write critically about a wide variety of historical problems.

History majors become good writers and effective speakers. They know how to use evidence and argument to support their point of view. They also understand the importance of placing current events into historical perspective.

After graduating, our history majors go on to work in law and business, public service (including politics, public administration, and the foreign service), college and secondary teaching, the military, newspapers, museums and libraries. They work as editors, archivists, administrators, curators, historic preservation specialists, writers, public policy analysts and historians. Some work in the production of historical documentaries in television, radio and film.

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