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.
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 course work, 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.
Dr. Katz's project analyzes crime registers, legal codes, and official reports from this transitional period in both Jordanian and Palestinian history. In Jordan, she will meet with legal scholars, historians, librarians, and archivists while searching for documentary sources from the period that clarify legal debates, legislation, and the circumstances people faced while dealing with Jordan’s developing legal system.
"A critical intervention in the scholarly fields of Nigerian, and West African history, as well as towards understanding the intellectual ideas by which modern African society was formed, and how it functions"
Overall, the data suggest that the picture for history majors is far brighter than critics of the humanities would have you believe, even those who think the sole purpose of a college degree is to achieve a well-paying job.