2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog


A. Alves, Chairperson


Studying the past exposes people to the diversity of human cultures, helps them comprehend change and continuity over time, enhances their ability to discern patterns of comparison and contrast amid the complexities and similarities of human experience, and sharpens their communication skills.

Students with degrees in history can pursue graduate degrees or careers in fields inside and outside the humanities because the skills and habits of mind described above are valuable to every employer. Examples include: law, teaching, government, business, industry, libraries and archives, museums and art galleries, historic sites and national parks, research, writing, and editing.

See College of Sciences and Humanities for information about the teacher education programs in social studies.

See the Interdepartmental Programs listing for information about minors in African American studiesancient studies, and Asian studies.