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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.
“I have known that I wanted to be an attorney since I was a senior in high school. A large part of the reason that I chose to attend Alma College was its proven track record of placing students in law schools.” — Neil Youngdahl
Two Alma history majors, Alora Adams and Riley Hubbard, will work at Greenfield Village this summer.
“While focusing on contemporary approaches to protect human rights, the conference brought together international scholars, attorneys, civic leaders and other experts to discuss how to build on Montesinos’ legacy.” — Ed Lorenz