Department of History
Passionate faculty. Curious students. These are essential ingredients to the best history departments — like ours.
Our faculty members know their way around the world — from the Americas and Europe to Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. They’re also authorities on the issues — from the Renaissance and Reagan, slavery and samurais, women and war, and much more.
Our students, inside the classroom and beyond it, are captivated by the events and cultures — from Russia and the Reformation to Native Americans and nationalism — that have shaped our world.
Away from the classroom, internships and our history club bring lessons to life — as does our annual Maymester course, which has taken students to Germany, Poland, Hungary, England, Ireland, and Japan in the past three years.
Whether you want to see the world from your classroom seat or travel it by the seat of your pants, we want you to take the journey with us. Take a look at some "Fast Facts" about our department to learn more!