Expand your view of the world and gain a better understanding of how events of the past shape the future.
With a major in history, you will learn about cause and effect as you examine the human record and discover both continuity and change in historical events over time. History majors may either receive a Bachelor of Science degree or a Bachelor of Arts degree if they complete intermediate courses in a modern foreign language. Talk to your adviser about applying to the departmental honors program in your junior year and about writing an honors thesis. View the History Major Course Worksheet (PDF). See degree requirements and course descriptions for the history major in the Undergraduate Catalog.
If you want to teach social studies in middle or high school, consider the History Secondary Education concentration. This course of study leads to certification to teach in Maryland upon graduation.
Explore the human experience from the perspective of time and broaden your understanding of the diversity and richness of world regions through this combined major. Enhance your understanding of the physical world as you build your analytical and writing skills. View the Combined Major in Geography and History Checklist (PDF). See the degree requirements for the combined major in the Undergraduate Catalog.