History Department

The history department uses the exploration of the past to provide students the intellectual tools to become informed, responsible citizens. With emphases on critical thinking and writing, the study of history prepares students for careers in education, the law, government, business, museums, archival preservation, and historical editing and publishing.

The department specializes in the fields of American, European, and Asian history and offers both bachelor's and master's degrees as well as a combined BA/MA fast-track program.



Jacob GortonFebruary History Student of the Month, Jacob Gorton.

Emily Kosh

Graduating senior Emily Kosh wins the department's 1st Annual Student of the Year honor.


History Department launches its 
BA/MA Fast-Track
five-year degree progam.

Dr. Lee Thompson published a monograph Never Call Retreat: Theodore Roosevelt and the Great War with Palgrave Macmillan in December 2013.

Dr. Jimmy L. Bryan, Jr., edited an anthology titled The Martial Imagination: Cultural Aspects of American Warfare.