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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 is a flexible program that allows you to meet personal interests and needs, while experiencing the enormous variety of topics offered in the department. The major's distribution requirements and personally tailored themes together offer both range and breadth.

You may work with individual faculty mentors and history advisors to customize your academic program and select courses that provide coherence to your studies while allowing room for exploration. Additionally, majoring in History allows you the opportunity to engage in original research, typically through history colloquia or History Honors. Some majors also pursue teacher certification

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