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Learn why History is one of the most popular majors across the country, preparing you for a rapidly changing world.
Recent graduates report working in a wide range of fields including business management, the non-profit sector, records management, and teaching. Our students also have pursued graduate study in medicine, law, library science, and, of course, history.
Alma’s history program offers both a major and a minor, including courses on Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Europe. Subject matter spans an extensive range of time periods and cultures, addressing special topics like the history of public health, religion, immigration and ethnicity, foreign policy, the American Constitution and law.
Alma’s history majors and minors take advantage of special opportunities such as the Smith and Mitchell Fellowships, Posey Global Fellowships and topical Spring Term courses as well as class-based and independent research projects that lead to conference presentations and publication in academic journals.
“I hope to continue the tradition that is rich at Alma College, to seek ways to impact my profession in appreciation of what the faculty have done for me, just as M.J.J. Smith’s students did.” — Joshua Pretzer
The History Department faculty congratulates the Class of 2017!
Several students received honors for academic and campus leadership achievement at Alma College’s 2017 senior dinner.