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As a history major, you will read about and actively research the past. You will engage in a classic liberal arts education while honing 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. 

  • Through our capstone sequence, you will receive rigorous training in research methods, writing and ethical responsibilities.
  • You will produce a senior thesis representing significant historical research and analysis. 
  • Our foreign language requirement will help deepen your appreciation for other geographies and cultures.

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.

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Sally Shockro

Associate Professor and Chair, History



Erin Madden
Administrative Assistant
Sullivan 304