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Students get their hands dirty examining refuse on the Diag for History 223: TRASHED! A History of Garbage in the Modern World. (Photo: Gregory Parker)

About the Major

The history major allows students the flexibility to develop a program that meets their personal interests and needs, while ensuring they experience the enormous variety of topics the department has to offer. Thus the distribution requirements work together with personally tailored themes to offer range and breadth. Students should work with individual faculty mentors and history advisors to customize their academic program and select courses that provide coherence while also allowing room for exploration. Additionally, all history majors have the opportunity to engage in original research, typically through history colloquia or the Honors Program. Some majors also pursue teacher certification through the School of Education. 

Undergraduate Student Staff

Hussein Fancy, Director, Undergraduate Studies (DUGS)
Anne Berg, Assistant Director, Undergraduate Studies (ADUGS)
Sheila Coley, Curriculum Coordinator
Dawn Kapalla, Academic Services