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Undergraduate Degree in History

The requirements for a History major assure that graduates will develop both depth and breadth of knowledge of geographical regions of the world, time periods in history, and thematic approaches to understanding social, political, and economic changes in human societies. A degree in History prepares students for graduate or professional schools, as well as a wide variety of careers in law, teaching, business, government, public service and others. History stresses learning how to read critically, write effectively, and develop diverse yet rigorous bodies of knowledge. History majors will learn skills that open up a world of career opportunities. 

To ensure that this broad range of knowledge is obtained all History majors are required to take courses in:

  • U.S. History
  • European History
  • Non-Western History
  • History Seminars