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Department of History

About the Department

The Department of History offers programs of study leading to the degree Bachelor of Arts and to the degree Master of Arts. By presenting the story of human achievements, hopes and frustrations, struggles and triumphs, the department helps the inquiring student to understand our complex world and shape its future.

On the undergraduate level, students majoring in history gain valuable skills in research and analysis that translate to success in a variety of careers, including business, law, education, media, and information management. They also acquire an understanding of place and culture that allows them to recognize and respect diversity.

Among the courses students take at the University, those in history are particularly well-suited to broaden their perspectives and prepare them to live in our complex world. Most activities and careers of modern life involve aspects that extend beyond national borders. It is essential to understand the past of other peoples to understand their cultures and to work with them.

We invite you to explore our website to find out more about the department and its many offerings.

Academic Programs



Graduate  Dual Degree 


Our faculty conduct internationally-recognized research and innovative, technologically-enhanced instruction. Grounded in practical experience but exploring the frontiers of their disciplines, they are models of academic excellence.  View all Department faculty »

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