Why Study History?

As a history major, you will read about and actively research the past. You will engage in a classic arts & sciences education while sharpening your critical thinking and oral and written communication skills.

Studying history will help you better understand the human story that is essential to your personal and professional development. A history major will open the door to any number of careers you choose, from scholar and educator, to advertising executive, lawyer, librarian, museum curator, analyst, journalist and beyond.

Student working in McQuade Library

Why Merrimack?

  • Required capstone sequence provides rigorous training in research methods, writing and ethical responsibilities.
  • Senior thesis work means you’ll have significant historical research and analysis experience before you graduate.
  • The foreign language requirement makes you more marketable and deepens your appreciation for other geographies and cultures.