Students in the Public History Initiative class
Connecting students with the excitement of historical discovery


The Department of History is committed to pursuing excellence in historical scholarship and teaching across many different time periods and research interests. Its outstanding faculty specializes in a wide array of historical issues and themes that transcend particular regions and periods. Courses connect undergraduate and graduate students with the excitement of historic discovery and provide a rigorous training in researching and analyzing the human past.

Student Updates

McGraw Hall in spring

Attention Undergraduates:

Join us for our Undergraduate Lunch with Faculty this semester:

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Are you interested in becoming a history major? You can now apply online, after securing your own major advisor.  For more information: history-major-application-information. Paper Applications are available in McGraw Hall, fourth floor.

Important notices:

Codes for pre-1800 and World Areas courses are included with the course descriptions in the Class Roster and Courses of Study.

  • Pre-1800 is coded as HPE
  • World Areas are coded as HAN, HNA, HEU, HGS, HTR.

To search for courses under specific Major Requirement Codes, go to Courses of Study and enter the code in Search.

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