The History Department at the University of Maine offers both undergraduate and graduate programs leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Doctor of Philosophy.
We offer a wide variety of chronological, geographical, and thematic courses that enhance individuals’ understanding of themselves and the contemporary world by expanding their experiences to include the experiences of other peoples, both past and present. These courses range from ancient times to the present, cover most geographical regions of the world, and allow topical specialties ranging from women’s and environmental history to military and labor history. History graduates find employment in a wide range of occupations. Traditionally, they have gone into teaching and education careers in primary and secondary schools and, with appropriate graduate-level training, colleges and universities. More recently, increasing numbers of history graduates are finding their way into private and public non-profit organizations and agencies, such as museums, archives and libraries, research and service institutions, legislative bodies, and planning agencies. Others find career opportunities in the private sector, including publishing, journalism and broadcasting, and law firms; in fact, history is an ideal pre-law major.
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History is Not a Useless Major by Paul B. Sturtevant
Congratulations to the 2022 Phi Alpha Theta Inductees!
Emme Aylesworth, James Bilella, Aurora Burmeister, Delaney Colson, Laura Curioli, Nolan Merz, Tom Pinette, Sean Staton, Laird Stratton, Elizabeth Tibbetts, Andrew Reddy
Department of History 2022 Awards and Scholarships
The Ronald F. Banks Scholarship
The John J. Nolde Memorial Prize
Chris Duplisea, Sean Staton
The Caroline Colvin Scholarship
Delaney Colson, Hannah Whitley
The Roger B. Hill Scholarship
Chapman Hall, Lauren Potter
The Laurence Evans and Elizabeth Taylor Evans Award
Charles J. Dunn Scholarship
Hildegarde B. Perkins Fund
Outstanding Senior Theses
The Black Bear Undergraduate History Journal Essay Award
The Ipsen-Weiner Memorial Scholarship
Canadian-American Center Fellowship
New England-Atlantic Provinces-Quebec Fellowship
Bowen Scholarship in Canadian History
Trustee Tuition Scholarship
Frances Robinson Mitchell Schlolarship
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