Students who earn a degree in history gain the ability to think critically, read analytically, and research and write effectively.

History majors are flexible and are able to turn their talents to a variety of different careers. Students pursue careers in business, government, public service, the nonprofit sector, law and education. 

Courses offered range widely across the chronologic and geographic sweep of humankind's existence. Introductory lecture courses prepare students for the challenges of living and working in the global community of the twenty-first century. Upper-division courses provide students challenging perspectives on a variety of topics, providing them with the means to sharpen their reading, research and writing skills. "Special Topics" courses offer unique opportunities to study a subject linked with a faculty member's research expertise or interests.


Kent Core Humanities in Arts & Sciences and Diversity Requirements 

The Department of History offers a variety of courses that satisfy the Kent Core Humanities in Arts & Sciences requirement and the Diversity requirement.

  • HIST 11050: World History - Ancient & Medieval (Global Diversity)
  • HIST 11051: World History - Modern (Global Diversity)
  • HIST 12070: Early America - From Pre-Colonization to Civil War & Reconstruction (Domestic Diversity)
  • HIST 12071: Modern America - From Industrialization to Globalization (Domestic Diversity)