The History program offers you a wide range of classes in United States, European, and World History including Latin America, Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

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Career Paths

  • Museums/Archives 
  • Education 
  • Historic Preservation 
  • Politics/Government 
  • Investment Counseling 
  • Research, Law, Activism 
  • Non-profit Organizations 


  • One-on-one faculty advising 
  • History and Military History Club 
  • Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society 
  • Historical Journal of Massachusetts 
  • On and off-campus internships 
  • Faculty-student research collaboration 


Requirements for the History Major - 45 Credits

Required Major Core - 27 Credits

History Distribution Electives - 18 Credits

Student must select six history electives totaling at least 18 credits. Students may not select more than four courses from any one area of history (United States, European, or World) in fulfilling this requirement. LLIT 0220 may count as a Eurpoean history elective when the topic is the Holocaust.


Students must complete at least two electives at the 0300-level. A three-credit internship may be used to fulfill one 200-level elective course. Students may not take more than two independent study courses. Students who are considering graduate school strongly are encouraged to take a foreign language.

Students interested in teacher licensure MUST meet with the program director, to ensure that they enroll in courses which meet the requirements of that program.

Additional Graduation Requirements

All students must meet the University Graduation Requirements and complete a common core of studies, distributed among the different academic areas as detailed in the Common Core.