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.
History Department offers a
BA/MA Fast-Track five-year degree progam.
Dr. Rebecca Boone published her latest book, Mercurino di Gattinara and the Creation of the Spanish Empire, with Pickering and Chatto in 2014.
Dr. Lee Thompson published a monograph Never Call Retreat: Theodore Roosevelt and the Great War with Palgrave Macmillan in December 2013.