Why Study History?
A comprehensive discipline that emphasizes problem-solving, articulation, critical thinking and analysis skills, history is a field that bridges our past and our future. At UWRF, history majors develop a well-rounded set of skills needed to understand current issues within their historical context and connect the social and historical processes of humanity.
Skills and Learning Outcomes
- Develop and apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Communicate ethically through oral and written formats.
- Hone valuable independent research skills.
- Collaborate effectively with others and network across organizations.
- Analyze empirical data and learn to draw informed, analysis-based conclusions.
Types of Courses
- African American History
- American Intellectual History
- History of the Modern World
- History of United States Foreign Policy
- Native Americans and the United States
- Origins of Civilization
- Social Movements in Modern Britain
- The Renaissance
- U.S. History
“My history courses were top notch and provided excellent variety and in-depth study into every corner of the world of history. There I learned to do research, ask tough questions, and to tell stories. I feel that I became a historian and a researcher at UWRF thanks to the mentorship from my really awesome professors.”
– Nick McGrath, history and broad field social studies major – history emphasis
History graduates find themselves working diverse roles for a wide variety of employers. Many choose to attend graduate school and law school is a popular choice among history majors. Examples of potential roles include:
- Archivist or Museum Curator
- History Teacher
- Legislator or Legislative Assistant
- Lobbyist or Political Analyst
- Researcher or Editor
- Urban Planning Consultant