The mission of the Department of History is to develop in our students a thorough appreciation of the historical events, personalities, and patterns that have coalesced through the centuries to create the world we live in today. In addition to the all-important sense of perspective and context that an understanding of the past provides, students of history also gain important tangible skills that equip them to succeed in a wide array of careers. Specifically, our majors learn to find and critically analyze source materials, to interpret evidence in subtle and nuanced ways, and to communicate their findings effectively, both orally and in writing. Study after study reveals that these are the skills that employers in countless fields value most in their workforce.

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Arts in History

Bachelor of Science in History

Minors Offered

History Minor

Other information

All coursework taken for a History major or minor must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better.


Arts and Sciences Hall, Room 287




     Student Groups

Eligible students are encouraged to join the National History Honorary Society, Phi Alpha Theta.  Our local chapter sponsors a variety of enrichment activities throughout the year.