In 2002 and 2003, the History Department undertook a broad survey of History major graduates to find out how a History degree has helped them in their chosen paths. Read their stories as well as an introduction by Professor James Merrell.
The Evalyn Clark Memorial Travel Fellowship makes it possible for sophomore and junior History majors to travel during the summer for research trips. Learn more about the Evalyn Clark Fellowship and read about recipients of the fellowship. 2009 recipients include Sarah Saiz, '10, Nathalie du Rivage, '10, and Sam Anderson, '09.
Putting Your History Degree to Work
The majors committee consists of elected majors and the department academic intern.
Student work culminates in a senior thesis incorporating analytical, writing, and research skills and often involving field work in local archives, such as the FDR Library and Museum in Hyde Park, or summer research in the United States or abroad. The department also offers a correlate sequence. View requirements.