The History major prepares students to succeed in graduate school and the professional world. The program further develops students’ writing and analytical skills and offers a wide range of courses in specialized areas from U.S. Constitutional history to 20th Century China. History majors are required to complete a 20-credit minor in a different academic field. Additionally, this degree program requires two semesters of the same foreign language.
Completing this degree program will provide students with:
Historical Literacy: Fostering an appreciation and broad understanding of the past by examining relevant historical information from primary and secondary sources.
Analytical Reasoning: Effectively applying methods of analysis, synthesis, and selection to diverse bodies of historical information.
Theoretical and Methodological Competency: Constructively employing historiographical models, paradigms, theories and techniques.
Professional Formation and Communication: Developing professional readiness, including the effective oral and written communication of knowledge and analyses