As a cornerstone of Boston College's liberal arts tradition, the History Department is home to a world-class faculty committed to research, teaching, and preparing undergraduate and graduate students to advance the study of history and build a better future.

Academic Excellence

The History Department is grounded in Boston College's 160-year Jesuit, Catholic tradition as a leader in the liberal arts. Our graduates go on to careers in academia, journalism, law, politics, and beyond.

Course Offerings

Distinguished Faculty

The History Department's faculty combine expertise in a wide range of historical fields and periods with a rare commitment to mentorship and teaching.


Close-Knit Community

Our campus community centers around intellectual inquiry and inclusion. The History Department is committed to a world free of discrimination and a culture of thriving exchange.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

World-Class Resources

From a new podcasting studio to a list of must-visit historical sites in Boston, our department offers a range of resources open to all history students.

History in Action

Stokes Hall, home of the History Department