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
History Core Courses, Fall 2019  Link to article
We’ve been looking at a lot of moving pieces in the History department lately so we thought it might be helpful for you (and frankly, for us) to collect all of the Histo...
August 19, 2019
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A Small Warning About Some Possible Hiccups  Link to article
Hey, lovely BC History students! Believe it or not, fall semester 2019 starts in less than TWO WEEKS. (Yes, our heads are exploding here in Chestnut Hill too). As sad as we ar...
August 14, 2019
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Get To Know: Prof. Summers  Link to article
Prof. Summers is an associate professor of history and African and African Diaspora Studies at Boston College, where he regularly teaches courses on gender and sexuality in Af...
August 04, 2019
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