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history department

The History Department offers a large array of courses and programs.  To help you navigate your way through these, and to make the most of your studies, we have a number of faculty and staff ready to help with advice.


History Majors

Most History majors are assigned History faculty as formal advisors.  For most issues your History advisor is the best source of information and you should make it a point to get to know your advisor early and to be in touch whenever you have questions. If you do not know who your assigned advisor is, please check for that information on Agora or consult a Department Assistant.


Second Majors and History Minors

Students who declared History as a second major have an advisor from the department of their first major.  For students in this situation, History faculty member Prof. Charles Gallagher is available to answer questions about the History major and also about the minor.  You will not be assigned to him.  Please contact Prof. Gallagher to set up an appointment, you are also welcome during his office hours.


Study Abroad

Quite a few History majors will choose to study abroad in the junior or senior year.  For advice about what to study while abroad and for approval of courses to count for the History major at Boston College, students must see Prof. Rob Savage.


Director of Undergraduate Studies in History

Prof. Mark Gelfand can answer questions of all sorts and will be available to give general advice about the major and the department.


Contact Information

Charles Gallagher
Stokes Hall, Room S353 charles.gallagher@bc.edu
Mark Gelfand
Stokes Hall, Room S321 mark.gelfand@bc.edu 
Rob Savage
Connolly House savager@bc.edu


History Department Staff

Can answer basic questions, but do not advise or approve courses

Colleen O'Reilly Stokes Hall, S301-A colleen.oreilly@bc.edu 
Rebecca Rea
Stokes Hall, S301-B rebecca.rea@bc.edu