Expand your knowledge of the past while creating opportunities for your future.
As a history major, you'll be able to pursue studies in United States, European, Russian, Latin American, African, and Asian history. You'll gain an understanding of the major themes of history and explore the methods of historical study. You can concentrate on topics of your own choosing, and select courses that reflect our faculty's interest in areas as diverse as maritime history, the Middle East, military history, race relations, and terrorism.
The analytical and communications skills you'll develop as a history major can prepare you for a career in civil service, education, foreign service and intelligence, journalism, law, museum work, politics and advocacy, public policy, or public relations. A degree in history can also lead to graduate work in a variety of fields and serve as a sound foundation for law school.
Olivia Ekeh '14
Olivia Ekeh, president of the Black Student Union, headed to UMass Amherst to pursue a PhD in African American Studies.
Graduate School Placements
- American International College
- Bentley College
- Brown University
- Eastern Nazarene College
- Endicott College
- Harvard University
- Lasell College
- Mount Ida College
- UMass Dartmouth
- American Red Cross
- Army National Guard
- Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
- Community Connections Inc.
- Dartmouth Public Schools
- Department of Homeland Security
- Language Link Russia (Russia)
- Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
- Massachusetts General Hospital
- United States Department of Labor
Our curriculum will help you understand why the world is the way it is, and how you might decide to take action in the world. You will learn how to:
- identify chronological and geographical patterns and problems of the past
- create coherent and persuasive arguments in written and oral forms
- conduct research and interpret historical data
Follow your interests and expand your career options by minoring in history. You'll develop the analytical and communications skills today's employers are seeking for a variety of positions.
- Internships: gain valuable experience working at area museums and historical societies
- Research: develop mastery of a topic in history by proposing and conducting your own research
- Community: join organizations such as our chapter of the International History Honor Society and the History Club
Broaden your career opportunities with graduate studies
- 3+3 Law degree: If you are thinking about law school, consider UMass Law's accelerated program. Your first year at UMass Law counts as your senior year at UMass Dartmouth.