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B.A. in History

In the history department, students explore human experience in a wide variety of times, geographical settings and cultural contexts. Guided by a faculty steeped in scholarly research and committed to excellence in the classroom, history majors and minors develop essential skills in critical reading, writing, speaking and thinking. About half of the department's 220 majors pursue certification as teachers, primarily in secondary education. An increasing number of majors seek advanced degrees in historical studies, museum studies and archival training. Whatever their plans, history students receive a broad liberal arts education that prepares them for a variety of careers.

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The opportunities offered by the history department--taking classes in unique and interesting subjects, working as an undergraduate learning assistant, working one-on-one with professors, and joining the History Association--have prepared me to pursue my research interests at the graduate level.

- Jacob Orcutt, History Major Class of 2012