Welcome! The Department of History provides students with a thorough grounding in the past, seen from both social scientific and humanistic perspectives, and in the nature of history and historical analysis. The study of history prepares students to pursue careers in fields as diverse as law, education, religion, journalism and media, business and government.
Undergraduates choose one of three concentrations (US, European,
or World history), and an honors program and combined B.A./M.A. program are
also available to qualified students. In addition, the Department participates
in several interdepartmental programs, including Africana Studies, Asian
Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies (with a concentration in Documentary
Studies), Social Studies, Women's Studies, Judaic Studies, Latin American and
Caribbean Studies, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and Russian and East
On a graduate level, the Department of History offers a Doctor
of Philosophy degree, a Master of Arts degree in History, a Master of Arts
degree in History with a concentration in Public History, a Master of Arts
degree in History with a concentration in History & Media, and a
Certificate of Advanced Study (C.A.S.) in Public History. The M.A. in History
may also be combined with the M.S. in Information Science. In addition, the
department participates in several interdepartmental programs, such as Social
Studies (which the department administers) and Liberal Studies.