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History Department

Why History?

The Department of History undergraduate program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the past while teaching them important analytical skills enabling them to tackle a wide array of problems: how to ask appropriate questions and form hypotheses; how to locate and assemble the appropriate data; how to assess, weigh, and measure the evidence to arrive at rational and substantiated conclusions.

Many history majors enroll in Westfield’s teacher licensure program for middle and secondary education while others attend graduate school in history or law, or pursue careers as business communicators, museum curators and library science technicians.


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Meet Our Faculty

Full-time Faculty

Department Chair
Mark Abate

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Meet Our Students

Undergraduate Enrollment

Graduate Enrollment

Clubs & Organizations

  • History Club

    The purpose of the History Club is to provide the entire university community with the opportunity to view and gather historical info.

    History Club Constitution

  • International Relations Club

    The IR Club is one of the most active academic clubs on campus.