History Major & Minor
The History major provides its students with the intellectual tools to read critically, to conduct research effectively, and to write and communicate persuasively. These skills provide an ideal foundation for a dynamic range of professions and careers such as law, education, business and public service.
The History Department at Stonehill takes students on a journey of exploration through time and space. Watch ancient Carthaginians at war, Irish immigrants braving the frigid Atlantic for a New World, atomic scientists weaponizing nuclear power and much, much more.
No dry litany of dates and events, the study of history at Stonehill College involves students directly in the process of historical discovery, debate and interpretation.
Few majors are more diverse, or more dynamic, for students of history will study nation-states and individuals, personal diaries, and ancient artifacts, drawing on the most cutting-edge research methodologies in the humanities and social sciences for answers. Exploring the breadth of the human past and the forces of historical change equips history majors with the broad and informed perspective to be leaders of change in the 21st century.
Leading Scholars, Inspiring Teachers
Our students are educated by dedicated teacher-scholars from the most prestigious institutions of higher education in the country. With their guidance, students focus both on decisive events and broad patterns of culture that have shaped our world through a series of introductory and advanced courses.
Organizations involved in assessing U.S. colleges and universities continually cite Stonehill as being among the best in the nation when it comes to value, outcomes and a commitment to making the world a better place. See full list of accolades.
Looking Back to Prepare for What’s Ahead
The History Department provides its students with the intellectual tools to read critically, to conduct research effectively, and to write and communicate persuasively. These skills provide an ideal foundation for a dynamic range of professions and careers such as:
- Public history
- Library science
- Non-profit leadership
- Public service
Outcomes Six Months After Graduation
Where Our History Graduates Work
Stonehill history majors are involved in studying history not only in the classroom but also in a professional environment. Many have had successful careers as judges, lawyers, professors, senior archivists, researchers, teachers and authors, among many other occupations. Continue exploring where our graduates work.