At a Glance
- History students study both American and Regional History.
- Students have the option to participate in an internship (e.g., law office, social studies classroom, museum, archives, public history setting).
- The program prepares students for both graduate and professional school (eg., teaching certification, law school, doctoral program in history).
Students of history study how the world was, in order to better understand how the world is. The political, cultural, economic, religious, intellectual, and social aspects of our development, as well as the different interpretations of those historical events, are the key areas of our study.
Students will take foundation courses in American, European, and World History, as well as courses in historical research. These, combined with the courses in the core curriculum, give the history student a strong base for both their undergraduate and future study. Our tools, which are found through the use of historical research, are written sources of a published and unpublished nature, recorded and digital sources, and interview sources. The program is designed so that students are able to minor in areas of their choosing and select electives that will help prepare them for graduate school in History, Law, or Teaching. Students interested in law or teaching would work closely with the program director in choosing the proper electives or minor to prepare them for advanced study.
- Division Chair, Social and Behavioral Sciences
- Program Director, History
- Co-Program Director, Dual Major in History and Social Science
- Paul J. Schupf Professor of History and Humanities
- College Archivist
- Director, Washburn Junior Research and Teaching Fellowship Programs
- Director, Wheler Conference on World Affairs
- Advisor, Alpha Chi Honor Society