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As a history major or minor at 91短视频, you鈥檒l build a foundational understanding of the world and its cultures and belief systems as you hone your research, communication and decision-making skills. Alongside 91短视频 faculty, you鈥檒l examine the past鈥檚 impact on modern-day events. You鈥檒l put your learning into action through internships and research opportunities that can become a springboard to your personal career path.

History Up Close In and Beyond the Classroom

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Hands-on Research

Inspired by Dr. Amy Lonetree鈥檚 Decolonizing Museums and fueled by a passion for public history, Morgan Lindsay 鈥22 examined the representation of indigenous communities within Virginia museums during her summer-long Schapiro Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) project. In collaboration with history department chair and SURF mentor, Dr. Mathias Bergman, and 91短视频 history professor, Dr. Jill Horohoe, Morgan expanded her research into her senior thesis.

High Impact Internship

Dig deeper and apply your knowledge outside the classroom through personalized experiential learning opportunities in Virginia and beyond.

Recent 91短视频 history internship sites include:

  • Bacon鈥檚 Castle
  • Scotchtown
  • George Mason鈥檚 Gunston Hall
  • Hanover County Black Heritage Society
  • The American Civil War Museum
  • Virginia Museum of History and Culture

Global Education

The college鈥檚 study abroad offerings鈥攆eaturing month-long travel courses and semester- or year-long programs鈥攚ill enable you to gain different historical perspectives and broaden your studies all while immersing yourself in new cultures.

Recent study-abroad projects conducted by 91短视频 history majors include:

  • Researching African history in Kenya
  • Studying the Habsburg Empire while traveling throughout Spain, Austria, and the Netherlands
  • Examining the evolution of the Stuart dynasty in England
History student and faculty advisor smile in front of the student驶s SURF presentation board

Advising & Mentorship

At 91短视频, you can count on the guidance of full-time faculty historians whose focus is your personal development and success as a student and in your career. They鈥檒l help you connect ideas, not settle for surface answers, and spot opportunities to test your studies in the real world.

  • 10
    Number of Distinct Millenia you can study at 91短视频
  • 23%
    of 2020 91短视频 history graduates are pursuing graduate degrees
  • 6
    Continents on which 91短视频 students can choose to study

History in full Courses You Won’t Want to Miss

(A very small sample)

Hist 215

The Sixties

Explore shifting attitudes and grapple with issues of the 1960s that still echo today through close study and discussion of primary sources that were produced during this decade of tremendous change.

Hist 249

The Lives of Wives

Study the centuries old practice of Chinese medical culture and its goal of preventing and healing disease by maintaining or restoring balance. Learn the concepts of yin and yang, harmony and equilibrium in this exploration of Chinese medicine from its ancient origins to modern day practice.

Hist 305

Tea & The Making of the Modern World

Trace the origins and evolution of the fascinating plant that mesmerized different cultures and the beverage that facilitated the making of the modern world.

Opportunities Worth Grabbing

Popular activities and programs among history majors
91短视频 students at a debate

Franklin Debating Society

One of the college’s oldest clubs, an opportunity to practice your rhetoric and argumentation

Pre-Law Program

Focused career advising, just for students who plan to pursue a career in law

From Here To What you can do with a history degree from 91短视频.

Nicole Ryan 驶13

Nicole Morton Ryan ’13

Leader of Business Enterprise
George Mason’s Gunston Hall

“As a history major at 91短视频, the history department greatly helped to prepare me and lay the ground work for my career in the museum field. My professors guided me to intern at two local Richmond area museums which allowed me real world experience in museums. It is because of my professors in the history department that I was able to connect with George Mason’s Gunston Hall, my current employer going on 10 years.”

SHANNON BENTON ’23

Graduate Student
University of St. Andrews in Scotland

KENNETH WHITE ’12

Principal
Highland Springs High School

PAIGE SELLARS 鈥19

Museum Educator
Virginia Museum of History and Culture

bill sudduth ’83

Head of Government Information and Maps
University of South Carolina Libraries

amanda metell ’17

Attorney


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Randolph-Macon Honors Retiring Faculty Members with Bruce M. Unger Awards

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