Welcome to the History Department

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.

News and Notes

History Department Blog
Introducing… the BC History Club  Link to article
Today, a guest post from the Mesdames Presidents of the newly formed History Club… The Boston College History Club is a student run organization dedicated to the interes...
April 16, 2019
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*Trying to Register for a Fall 2019 History Core Class?  Link to article
As of Friday, April 12, most of the large History core classes and discussion sections are FULL. We can’t give overrides for these classes but we do encourage you to kee...
April 12, 2019
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2019 History Major Initiation  Link to article
The awesome students of the History Department enjoyed the FOURTH annual History Major Initiation this morning. Gloomy weather forced us indoors but we had a nice turnout &#82...
April 11, 2019
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