As a history major at the University of Rhode Island you will cultivate an informed understanding and appreciation of past societies and cultures through our department’s diverse course offerings. We pride ourself on teaching our students to write persuasively, read critically, and think creatively about human experiences in the past throughout the world. And, our capstone course sequence for majors provides students with an outstanding research experience.
We offer a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in history, along with combined graduate degrees in history and information and library studies; and history, archaeology and anthropology. Many of our undergraduates double major in elementary or secondary education, political science, anthropology, gender and women’s studies, or Africana studies. Our students pursue careers in business, education, public history, law, public service, and advanced historical research.
- Undergraduate students may minor in history by completing 18 credits in the field. At least 12 credits must be at the 200 level or above and at least 9 credits must be from courses taken at the University of Rhode Island.