Academic Programs

The History Department offers an array of programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Undergraduate students who wish to major in history have two options to choose from: the Social Science Credential Option, for those who intend to pursue a career in teaching middle or high school, and the General History Option for everyone else. Students majoring in other subjects should consider supplementing their programs with a minor in history, a scaled-down version of the General History Option. The History Department also offers a Certificate in Public History, a program designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge that can lead to employment in such areas as historic preservation and historic site assessment, among others.

In addition, the History Department’s Internship Program provides students with the practical experience in local museums, libraries, and public archives that prepares them for jobs in public agencies as well as business. At the graduate level, the History Department offers a Master of Arts in History for students who aspire to teach at a community college, enter a doctoral program, or simply seek advanced study in the discipline.