The Department of History seeks to provide students with an understanding of the broad foundations of historical studies through a critico-theoretical approach.
The AB History program is ideal for students who wish to pursue law studies and careers in the foreign service, the academe, historical conservation, museums, government, publishing, media and other professions requiring a deep sense of the past combined with effective communication, analytical and research skills.
The Department also accepts students who wish to minor in history.
The Department of History envisions itself as the center of excellence in historical learning and the home of socially-committed educators and historians.
Through enlightened research and committed teaching, its mission is to promote the pursuit of historical knowledge; uphold individual freedom of thought and expression; foster integrity and a sense of community; and serve as a catalyst of social transformation.