Link to 2021-2022 Pre-Registration and Major Declaration Information


General Statement of Goals

All incoming History majors will choose a faculty adviser in the spring of their sophomore year.

Students are encouraged, in consultation with their advisors, to design a concentration within the History major. A concentration should consist of at least three courses that are linked by common themes, geography, or time period. Only one of those courses can be a 100-level seminar while at least one must be a 300- or 400-level course. Courses in the concentration may be used to fulfill the group requirements. Courses taken abroad may be included in the concentration with the approval of the department chair.

Students interested in writing a thesis (for the Degree with Honors) should contact the chair of the Department’s Thesis Committee.

Prospective Study Abroad students should contact Linda Grandshaw, the Department’s Administrative Assistant.

Students considering graduate study in History should talk with the Graduate School Advisor.