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Learn why History is one of the most popular majors across the country, preparing you for a rapidly changing world.
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.
Gwyneth Beagley, Britt Cartrite, Megan McCullen and Daniel Wasserman are the recipients of Alma’s top faculty awards for 2015-16.
This spring, five Alma College History majors made conference presentations based on their independent research projects.
“It was very cool to win the M.J.J. Smith award with Jacob Judd because we’ve been roommates since sophomore year. He’s been one of my best friends on campus since the early stages of my college career.”— Jacob Fox