Why Major in History?

Studying history is important in order to fully understand the complexities of this modern globalized world. Students develop critical thinking skills, learn to write persuasively, and increase their cultural awareness. All of these skills are valued in any profession, so while students may decide to continue on to study history at a graduate level, our majors also enter other professional fields such as law, business, government and foreign service, journalism, and teaching.

History Department Blog
You’re Invited: CLIMATE STRIKE  Link to article
Hey, check it out BC: whether you’re a History major, minor, or just – you know – pro-EARTH, there’s a CLIMATE STRIKE happening this Friday and YOU SHO...
September 17, 2019
You’re Invited: The Interrogation Rooms of the Korean War  Link to article
Mark your calendars! Prof. Monica Kim of NYU will be on campus on Thursday, September 26 to talk about her tremendous new book, The Interrogation Rooms of the Korean War. Whet...
September 12, 2019
You’re Invited: Pasta & Identity  Link to article
Prof. Miller invites you to a fascinating-looking talk. FOOD and HISTORY. What could be better?
September 05, 2019

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