Main Concentration

With its emphasis on critical reading skills, the evaluation of evidence, and colorful, persuasive writing, the History concentration offers an ideal preparation for professional, business, and scholarly careers. Searching for evidence, exploring patterns within large collections of data, interpreting these patterns and then communicating these interpretations to others—these skills are crucial to many professions, and they are at the core of the History Department's undergraduate concentration.

While most concentrators choose careers in law, business, education, medicine, and government, each year, a number of History concentrators decide to become professional historians and enter leading graduate programs in the United States and abroad. Moreover, long after it ceases to become an academic study, reading history with the keen eye developed in the concentration will provide a lifetime of enjoyment.