Explore the Human Experience–Through the Lens of History

As a history major at the University of Rhode Island, you will cultivate an informed understanding and appreciation of past societies and cultures through a diverse range of courses. You’ll learn how to read critically, write persuasively, and think creatively.

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. Our capstone course sequence for majors provides students with an outstanding research experience.

Many of our undergraduates double major in education, political science, anthropology, gender and women’s studies, or Africana studies. Whatever specialization you choose, will help you discover ways to apply your skills and your degree.

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs

Minor in History

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.