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.

Boston College historian Heather Cox Richardson interviews President Joe Biden

BC historian Heather Cox Richardson interviews President Joe Biden

At the invitation of the White House, Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson, author of the newsletter "Letters from an American," talked with President Joe Biden about his views on American democracy in the 21st century.

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Whether you’re a major, a minor, or just want to know more about the department from a student’s point of view, Student Mentors are here to help. 
Please feel free to get in touch with questions about courses, professors, double-majoring, studying abroad, internships, career paths, summer job possibilities, writing a thesis… and anything else History-related you can think of!


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