Chairperson: Professor Keith Lewinstein
Graduate Program Coordinator: Professor Leonid Heretz
Professors: Andrew Holman, Michael Ierardi, Margaret Lowe, Erin O’Connor, Wing-kai To, Sarah Wiggins
Associate Professors: Thomas Nester, Brian Payne, Paul Rubinson
Assistant Professors: Meghan Healy-Clancy, Melissa Morris, Jeffrey Webb
Location: Tillinghast Hall, Room 233
- BA in History
- MAT – History
Click on Academic Programs for program information and requirements.
Bachelor of Arts
The department offers students a solid, liberal arts major as preparation for professional careers, for graduate study in other fields (law and librarianship, for example) and for careers as museum professionals and public historians. It prepares students to teach history at the middle and high school level, and it provides a relevant and valuable liberal arts major to students preparing for careers in elementary, early childhood and special education. It also contributes to the core curriculum program by offering history courses to all students.
The Department of History recommends that its majors select a minor or interdisciplinary program that will complement the major program. History majors electing secondary education are strongly urged to take elective courses in geography, political science, economics and the behavioral sciences in order to meet present employment expectations.
Students interested in seeking Massachusetts teacher licensure should refer to the appropriate department links for options and requirements for second majors: Elementary and Early Childhood Education , Secondary Education and Professional Programs , or Special Education . Students should also consult Educator Preparation and Licensure Policies and Procedures for professional education admission and retention information as well as important institutional deadlines.
The honors program in history provides highly motivated history majors with opportunities to enhance their academic program through intensive scholarly study and research designed to be of assistance in postgraduate employment or in the pursuit of an advanced degree in history. Contact the Department of History for further information concerning eligibility and application.