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Interpreting the past to comprehend the present and prepare for the future.

Explore people and societies across the globe , modeling past challenges and investigating the diversity of human experience to make sense of our complex world. As a history major, you will thread your way through the humanities and social sciences to investigate politics, religion, culture, gender, economics, the environment, and much more. Follow your curiosity and find your purpose with one-on-one interaction with historians and history makers, research, presentations, debates, discussion, study abroad, and internships. Our students access the entire world through introductory and advanced courses on Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and the U.S..

Sample Courses

  • The Witchcraze in Early Modern Europe
  • Modern Middle East
  • History of the Black Atlantic
  • Colonial Latin America
  • Chicago and New York City
  • Sex and Society in Modern America
  • History of Science
  • Paradise Revisited
  • Europe of Dictators

Career Options

  • Law
  • Business
  • Finance
  • Advertising
  • Journalism
  • Government
  • Politics
  • Public Policy
  • Teaching
  • Higher Education
  • Non-Profit Management
  • Museums

Unleash your spirit of discovery through history.

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