Why study History?

More than just dates and facts, history offers a discipline through which we can interpret and find meaning in the past. Through a variety of methodological and theoretical tools, historical studies tells us where we came from, who we are, and where we’re heading.

In addition to offering an understanding of the world we live in, a degree in history provides a practical skill set that is transferable to a wide variety of careers. Research and writing skills are at the heart of historical inquiry, as is analytical thinking. Our students learn how to read critically, conduct research, write with clarity, and make a persuasive evidence-based argument.  Whether in government work or the private sector, employers value the skills that an Arts degree in history provides.

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