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Department of History: Our Mission

Our mission is to graduate a liberally educated person who can view the world with a historical perspective, appreciate the traditions of various cultures, understand the role of change and continuity, and have interests encompassing humanities, social sciences, fine arts, and natural sciences. The history graduate should leave UNF with the ability to evaluate the world critically and with an understanding that education is a never-ending process.


Studying history also helps students learn to:

  • Organize and interpret historical evidence
  • Work with archives
  • Write effectively
  • Communicate verbally
  • Present historical events for the public

History Honor Society of Phi Alpha Theta

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Phi Alpha Theta is a History Honors Society enabling students to gain professional recognition, network with students and faculty, present their research,and learn about careers. We also hold semi-annual social events for members and prospective members. For more information on UNF's chapter of Phi Alpha Theta (Psi Eta) and how to join, please contact faculty sponsor Dr. David Sheffler. You can also visit us on Facebook.