Programs of Study


The history major exposes students to a range of historical issues and problems, and develops the fundamental skills necessary to the practice of the historian's craft.  It allows a level of specialization that promotes an appreciation of the complexity of human affairs and the difficulties involved in their interpretation.

The history major challenges the intellect, inspires the imagination, and stimulates analytical thinking.  Historical knowledge provides a valuable background for students considering careers in law, journalism, library and museum work, education, business, and local, state, national, and international public service.  Students of history contribute anywhere that a knowledge of domestic and foreign affairs is required, and, of course, to the professionalism of historical research and teaching.