Department of History

The Department of History is a community of scholars and students engaged in the creation and communication of knowledge about societies in the past and present.

We serve 150 History majors and 365 minors, including teacher candidates in the Integrated Social Studies program. Through flexibility and variety in our plan of studies, we foster skills in independent research, analysis and communication that are highly valued in the job market. Our internships and awards foster and recognize academic achievement, community work, and successful careers.

Our graduate programs are recognized by the high quality of our education and the successful careers of our graduates.  We offer a range of Masters programs designed to prepare graduate students to apply for doctoral work elsewhere or to become historians in their own right in classrooms, archives, museums, historical societies, and other institutions.  Our programs provide a broad foundation in research, content and historical writing, while keeping an emphasis in policy studies and in the relationship of the historian with the public.  We provide practical preparation for the professional world of history.