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Undergraduate Program

Research Opportunities

 The Department of History offers the HOUR Program for undergraduate students interested in research. In this program students collaborate with department faculty on their scholarly work.

Each semester, students may apply to assist members of the history faculty who would like help on their research projects. This program provides real, valuable research experience working with a variety of historic documents and evidence. Students may receive compensation in the form of either:

  • An hourly rate of $10.65, payable at the conclusion of the project.  N.B. Students who are being paid with department funds, instead of out of an individual professor’s research account, will be limited to payment of up to $319.50 (30 hours) a semester or during the summer.

  • Credit for HIS 395: Independent Research, providing the student completes a substantial writing assignment based on his or her research. If you choose this option, you must register for this course online and devise a syllabus with the professor with whom you work.

Please fill out an application and submit it online. If you want to work for a professor with whom you have not taken a course, you must also submit a letter of recommendation from a faculty member who has taught you. Letters of recommendations can be sent to the history department office or submitted electronically to

Currently Offered HOUR Projects

For a list of current projects, please contact the history department at