History is the study of all human experience. It examines the people, institutions, ideas, and events of the past. The study of history contributes to cultural literacy, global awareness, and develops critical thinking skills, while helping students understand the present.

Historical study provides a solid, fundamental preparation for careers in education, government, and business. It also serves as excellent preparation for law school, the diplomatic service, international work, urban affairs, and library science.

History is an academic discipline offering both breadth and focus. History graduates will find that their critical and analytical thinking skills prepare them for a wide variety of employment opportunities.