Undergraduate Program

The History major requires at least 12 three-credit courses in History. For a balanced understanding of history, majors must complete courses from each of the following focus areas:

  • U.S. history
  • European history
  • Other regions of the world (Asia, Latin America, Middle East, Africa, Canada) or courses with a transnational focus

Majors take HTY 130, Craft of Historical Detection, as well as other prerequisites at the 100- and 200-level, then 8 or more upper-level courses, including a junior seminar and a senior capstone seminar. Your History advisor will help you design a course plan that suits your interests and needs. For the history major requirements form see the Requirements PDF. For details, see the full major requirements.

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Departmental Life
History majors take an active part in departmental life. Through the History Club, they get to know one another and join faculty on field trips, the annual History Picnic, and other events. The History Department hosts Maine’s National History Day. There are many scholarships and awards to support students’ research at the graduate and undergraduate level. Working with faculty on their research can lead to attending professional conferences or working with local organizations to bring history to life in the community.