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Prospective Students



U-M History is a top-ranked department offering innovative and cutting-edge instruction.

Our department emphasizes both depth and breadth. We typically offer more than one hundred undergraduate courses per semester, from first-year seminars to introductory surveys to upper-level topics courses to capstone seminars for majors.

Our curriculum covers every region of the globe. It stretches from ancient history to the present, from the highest reaches of power to the everyday lives of marginalized groups, from politics, war, religion to race, gender, sexuality, and almost everything else imaginable. Come explore!





Major in History

Majoring in history offers enormous opportunities to explore your interests, almost whatever they might be. We encourage our students to move outside the familiar and to investigate the many ways in which the past has become the present we all now face.

Minors in History

history minor is a great way to explore historical questions and issues while you pursue a concentration in a different field.  In addition to our general history minor, we offer specific minors in Global History, History of Law & Policy, History of Medicine & Health, and Religion.