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
Get To Know: Prof. Mo  Link to article
Prof. Mo’s teaching interests include the social and cultural history of modern China and modern East Asia, history of travel and tourism, and women’s and gender history. She ...
June 11, 2019
Get To Know: Prof. Kent  Link to article
Believe it or not, your professors are three-dimensional human beings with lives outside of the classroom. We’re launching #GetToKnow as a way for you to… get to k...
May 29, 2019
Global Boston  Link to article
Besides doing original research (aka writing books), teaching classes, advising and mentoring students, doing all the administrative work that keeps the department and the uni...
May 24, 2019

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