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College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Department of History Advising

To declare your major or minor:

There is no application process to become a history major. You only need to complete one of the forms below. However, we strongly recommend setting up a time to talk with an advisor before declaring. All tenured and tenure-track professors serve as advisors. Please set up a time to meet with one of your favorite history professors to discuss the major and your future goals. They can also complete your declaration form with you. Professors’ office hours are listed here

To declare your major or minor, please complete one of the forms below and send them to one of your professors:


Degree planning sheets can be used to map out your progress: History BAHistory-Social StudiesHistory-Elementary, History Minor and Public History Minor.

Major evaluations for graduation: History BA, History-Social StudiesHistory-ElementaryHistory Minor and Public History Minor

If you are  interested in designing your own thematic field, please discuss your interests with an advisor and then complete the thematic field planning sheet.


Graduate Student Advising

We offer Masters of Arts in History. For questions or advising please contact our Graduate Advisor, Prof. Chris Friday.

Phi Alpha Theta Advising

Both undergraduate and graduate students can join PHI ALPHA THETA (P.A.T.) National History Honor Society. Please contact, the Phi Alpha Theta Advisor for more advising questions specific to the Honor Society and advising.