History (HIST)

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Travel through time in our History program, where you’ll learn to use the past to understand the present — and shape the future. Guided by distinguished faculty, you’ll explore the political, social, economic and cultural forces that shape our everyday lives.

As a history major, you’ll learn to analyze conflicting evidence, to find cause and effect, to express yourself effectively and to ask relevant questions. Through careful observation and evaluation of information, you’ll seek explanations for human events, past and present.

You’ll have the opportunity to study the breadth of human experience, and acquire the skills in critical reading and writing that form the foundation of an educated life — and lead to a rewarding career.