A degree in history develops skills in analysis and writing that can lead to careers in many fields, such as education, government and law, but also medicine or the sciences. Small course sizes and faculty dedicated to undergraduate education create a favorable environment for intellectual exploration.
The History department gives students the primary skills and encouragement to engage in their own research and scholarship. The Foundation Seminar, research seminars and the possibility for independent study provide the building blocks for students interested in writing a senior thesis. The thesis exchange during the Senior year is a forum for students to develop their projects and learn from their colleagues.
Why major in history? Read this letter from one of our students.