Department of History

The study of history is a long-established foundation for education since it builds critical skills of gathering and interpreting evidence, crafting arguments, engaging in research and developing polished presentations both written and oral. As a result, students earning a degree in history are prepared to pursue a wide range of career options. Some continue their education in graduate school in the humanities, social sciences, education or law; others pursue careers in public service, business and the arts.

 Studying history helps students to appreciate their place in the world through a deeper understanding of the connection between the past and the present, a better awareness of the variety of human experience, and a more complete understanding of the rich diversity of cultures.

The faculty regularly reviews and updates the history curriculum to reflect the changing nature of the historical discipline; conducts exit interviews with graduating seniors to assess their experience in the major; and collects and updates survey information from graduates concerning their experiences after graduation.