History Program Details

History Department Mission Statement

The History major is designed to familiarize students with the basic facts of both American and world history. In addition, the curriculum is designed to foster and develop critical thinking skills, research proficiency, and oral and written communications skills. By the end of the senior year, students will be well-prepared for both teaching and research at the professional or graduate school level. As historians primarily evaluate and present evidence connected with the past, History has always been an attractive pre-law major. However, the skills associated with a History degree are widely sought-after in a wide variety of different fields and disciplines, including business, academia, and other professions.

Programmatic Learning Outcomes

1. Students will become better informed about their rights and duties as citizens of the United States and as citizens of the world.

2. Students will demonstrate the ability to explain a research question and results in an oral presentation

3. Students will demonstrate a mastery of historical methodology and critical analysis

4. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the concepts, theories and general knowledge in American history

5. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the concepts, theories and general knowledge in world history