The History Department develops and maintains an academic curriculum that helps students attain a broad base of knowledge in history and acquire the intellectual and communication skills necessary to an undergraduate education in history. The department offers a major and minor. Students who enroll in history courses gain knowledge about a range of temporal and geographical historical experiences from different parts of the globe and learn to think critically about historical processes that have shaped the historical past as well as contemporary civilization.
Majors are required to engage upper-level coursework to develop depth of understanding, and a Senior Culminating Experience (SCE) course in History is required. The history major prepares students for careers in education, and graduate study in history and related fields. Students with a broad range of professional career interests—including education, law, and business – major in History.