Broaden your understanding of human behavior and how past events guide human experience. Discover what the past reveals about life today through one of the college’s most versatile majors you can choose.
As a history major, you will develop skills that transfer to a diverse range of careers. Learn to become an effective communicator, a critical and creative thinker, and a researcher who can analyze issues, events and data with a high level of competence. Throughout your coursework, you learn to channel your curiosity and become an historical thinker. Faculty are well-versed in a variety of historical periods and help you explore the significant historical events of all time.
You can take an individual directed reading or individual study with your professor, choose from study abroad programs around the world, or enroll in an internship to use your historical knowledge in a work place setting. Towson students have completed internships at a variety of institutions, including the Maryland Historical Society, the Baltimore County Trust and the Maryland State Archives.
Professors in the history department frequently lead trips abroad. Earn credits for history courses taken while studying abroad.
Areas of Study
News & Events
CSPAN-3: Drug Addiction in 19th-Century America
On Saturday, Dec. 12, at 8 p.m., C-Span 3 will broadcast a lecture by Dr. Kelly Gray recorded in September as part of the C-Span “Lectures in History” series. The topic is “Drug Addiction in 19th-Century America.”
Spring 2016 Course List
Upcoming courses for Spring 2016 have been updated!
Internship opportunities available with the Chris Van Hollen for Senate Campaign