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As a history major, you’ll be able to take advantage of the department’s particular strengths in ancient, medieval and modern European history; American, Latin American and Asian history; as well as in a unique history of science program. In addition to a wide range of introductory and advanced courses that will help train you in critical thinking, superior organization and good writing skills, you can engage in independent research for credit.

Sample Courses

  • History of Law
  • Refugees
  • History of Exploration: Land, Sea and Space
  • Energy in History

Students went off to

  • Study law at Columbia University
  • Be a consultant at Ernst and Young
  • Be deputy advisor for public safety and justice in the Office of the Governor of Puerto Rico

Student and Alumni Stories