History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future. Robert Penn Warren
History describes, interprets, and explains the past actions and experiences of individuals, groups, and societies to better understand the present. The undergraduate major and minor in History seek to broaden and deepen a student's understanding of the past and present from a multi-cultural perspective. Besides mandatory coursework to strengthen skills and provide background, students may elect to take a wide variety of European, American, and non-Western surveys and specialized topics courses.
A degree in History prepares a student for a variety of career options including government, business, law, education, library and archives, and local history as well as advanced study in graduate school.
Degree requirements can change, please see the appropriate University Catalog.