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About Us


The Department of History is committed to teaching, scholarship, and intellectual rigor in the context of close attention to students' needs and interests. We offer programs of study for both undergraduates and graduates.

Undergraduate Program
The department offers programs of study leading to a BA degree and a BA degree with honors. The department also offers a minor in history. We offer our undergraduate students opportunities to complete internships, seminars, and honors theses. They can also take advantage of:

  • A series of distinguished outside speakers
  • Symposia and workshops to address graduate students' research, teaching, and career concerns
Graduate Program
The department offers both MA and PhD degrees through a small and select program which uniquely combines the personal attention of a tutorial system with the resources of a major research institution. While in residence, students have access to distinguished faculty, a world-class library, and opportunities to work on one of the premier academic journals, Reviews in America History, which is edited here.