Our undergraduate program offers a rigorous, challenging, and intellectually stimulating experience. Students will simultaneously explore a subject they love, while developing the kinds of universal skills that employers seek—such as written and spoken communication, analytical and problem solving skills, and research experience. This prepares students for a wide variety of careers. Our graduates have gone on to start their own businesses, work in small and large corporations, pursue advanced professional training in the law, receive a commission as an officer in the United States armed forces, and serve the public in local, state, and federal agencies.
A History degree does not limit you to any particular career but opens up a wealth of opportunities. For those interested in a medical career, we offer a pre-med option. For those interested in a legal career, view our pre-law information. Academically gifted students should explore the History Honors Program. Those interested in teaching history or social studies in grades 7 through 12, see here for Social Science Education.
You can also pursue a minor in History or a history-connected field. The Department offers a Minor in History and oversees a Minor in War & Society and a Minor in Middle East and Islamic Studies.
The Department offers several graduate programs. Three different paths leads to a Master of Arts in History, including a thesis and Public History track. Certificates in Museum Studies and in Archives & Records Management are available as well.