Web: History Program
College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Barry Bergen, Chair
Hall Memorial Building, Room S235H
History: The study of history helps students discover and interpret the innately complex and fascinating past. It broadens and enlightens minds and prepares students to become more active and effective participants in the future. Only an informed awareness of the past can provide the key to understanding what we are today and to influence what we will be tomorrow. Students majoring in history will find many fields open to them. Skills developed from this study, such as organization of diverse facts and opinions, and a clear presentation of conclusions drawn from those facts and opinions, are of fundamental importance in many professions. Researchers, librarians, lawyers, teachers, and others all benefit from the skills acquired through using methods of historical study.
Declaring a Major
Requirements for Admission to a Major in History
The Department of Government and History requires only the signature of the department chair. Students who wish to major in History must have a 2.0 GPA for admission. Students with a major in History must maintain a 2.0 GPA in History courses with no more than two grades of D+ or lower in major courses.
Undergraduate Majors offered: