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In UHart’s Department of History, you can study one or more areas of U.S., European, or Asian and Middle Eastern history as you prepare for a successful career in business, law, education, human services, nonprofit and museum work, or publishing.

We offer a Bachelor of Arts in History that helps you learn how to interpret your world, both past and present. Here you learn how the study of history connects us to the human experience that has preceded us and shows how that experience has value, interest, power, ur­gen­cy, and usefulness. 

Our minor in history can easily paired with another program to enhance your historical knowledge, which can be applied to many professions. The minor also gives you opportunities to sharpen your research, writing and presentation skills.

Hands-On Experience

Student at State Capitol
As a history major, you can complete an internship at the State Capitol.

Our history program has real-world applications built into the curriculum so you’ll find ways to put your historical knowledge to work, all while getting experience through internships at places like:

  • Connecticut State Library
  • Old State House
  • Connecticut Historical Society
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe House
  • Mark Twain House Museum
  • Connecticut Explored magazine
  • Area schools to help prepare students for History Day in Connecticut

You can take advantage of our study abroad programs that span the globe and spend the summer working with our Judaic studies program on archaeological digs in places like Lithuania and ancient biblical sites in Israel. Some of our history graduates go on to pursue advanced degrees in areas such as Egyptology, ethnomusicology, and Native American history.

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Marissa Jayawickrema

History, 2019,

Marissa Jayawickrema is completing a year-long fellowship with Newman’s Own Foundation of Westport, Connecticut, which she says is giving her valuable transferable skills that she can apply to any future position. Learn more.

Because I was a history major, I spent a lot of time doing research and writing. I now use those skills to prepare reports and effectively communicate funding and programmatic goals to my team and external constituents.”

Meet the History Department

Warren Goldstein
Chair, History and Philosophy Departments; Professor

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Steven Rosenthal

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Rachel Walker
Assistant Professor

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Cindy A. Oppenheimer
Office Coordinator
Sociology and Criminal Justice
Politics, Economics, and International Studies

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