Undergraduate Program

Why Study History?

The History major teaches students to think, to write, and to research. We have a world-class faculty ready to help students learn in deep, historical ways about major issues in the world today, from climate change to war to racial injustice. History majors are taught to use skills from multiple disciplines, the sciences included, to explore the past in all of its complexity, and to translate that research for an audience. That might involve creating museum exhibits or writing historical fiction, just as much as traditional scholarly prose. Our students have gone into a wide variety of fields, notably law, medicine, business, and public policy.

Credential Requirements Overview
Bachelor of Arts in History

10 Courses

  • At least 7 must be at the 200-level or above
  • Gateway seminar
  • Courses focused in thematic or geographic areas
  • 2 Pre-Modern courses
  • At least 1 Senior Capstone Seminar
Minor in History

5 Courses

  • At least 3 must be at the 200-level or above
Minor in Inequality Studies

6 Courses

 > Core Courses

  • HISTORY 288: History of Inequality
  • HISTORY 323: Methods in Inequality Studies
  • PUBPOL 435/645: Global Inequality Research Initiative

 > Electives

  • History Gateway course, typically listed between 160 – 180 with inequality themes
  • History course at the 200-level or above with inequality themes
  • History course at the 300-level or above with inequality themes