Programs in the Department of History

Undergraduate Degree Program

The Bachelor of Arts program in history seeks to develop a rich understanding of the past and the fundamental skills of historical research, critical analysis, and written presentation. History majors take surveys of World Civilization and U.S. History in the freshman and sophomore years, and then choose from over eighty upper-level courses covering all periods from antiquity to the present, most geographic regions, and a variety of important themes. Learn more about the Undergraduate Program in the Department of History.

Graduate Degree Program

Graduate students benefit from regular interaction with faculty both in the classroom and through the daily life of the department. Graduate students participate in seminars and colloquia, present papers at professional conferences, serve on department committees, and publish articles and reviews in historical journals. Many of our students join the Graduate History Association (GHA), the Graduate Association for African-American History (GAAAH), and/or Phi Alpha Theta (PAT). Learn more about the Graduate Program in the Department of History.