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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 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 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.
History made: In an astonishing Bronze Age discovery a 3000-year-old community has been unearthed (cnn.com).
James Grossman, executive director of the American Historical Association, argues that a History major teaches critical thinking, something America needs plenty more of.
Gwyneth Beagley, Britt Cartrite, Megan McCullen and Daniel Wasserman are the recipients of Alma’s top faculty awards for 2015-16.