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Department of History

Bentley Annex, 4th Floor
Athens, OH 45701

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College of Arts and Sciences

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Athens, OH

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Undergraduate Admissions

120 Chubb Hall
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Athens, OH 45710

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History majors benefit from requirements that ensure chronological and geographical breadth and depth of knowledge while allowing for considerable flexibility and an individualized course of study.

The Department of History, in the College of Arts and Sciences, is where students can take classes on women in America, the Vietnam War, Native Americans, Tudor England, the Soviet Union, U.S.-Latin American relations, the Holocaust, Genghis Khan, South Africa, history through film, traditional China, and many other subjects. The major programs offered for undergraduate students include History, Pre-Foreign Service, Pre-Law and Pre-Theology. Courses are taught largely by full-time faculty members who actively incorporate new technologies into their classes. Small class sizes at the upper-division level also promote the personal interaction between professors and students that enhances the undergraduate study of history. The Department of History offers a history minor to all majors, and also the option of a Jewish Studies Certificate.

Career Opportunities

Our undergraduate majors have gone on to careers in everything from teaching to journalism to law to business.


Special Features

The department also sponsors an annual undergraduate student History conference.

Our Faculty

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History Pre-Foreign Service

History Pre-Law

History Pre-Theology

College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences is home to 19 departments, 27 majors and dozens of other special curricula. The college is committed to advancing the interrelated areas of teaching, research, and outreach in a learning-centered community. The college instructs students based on core disciplines for the entire university.

Arts and Sciences is home to nearly one-third of all OHIO's undergraduate and graduate students. The college encourages research and applied scholarship among all of its faculty members. They also create many opportunities for undergraduates to be involved in research as well. The college takes an active role in making knowledge accessible and in applying it to issues that affect the wider community.

All departmental majors provide sound preparation for future careers by requiring you to think and write critically and to communicate well - the preferred skills in all areas of the public and private sector. Certificate programs are open to students who are enrolled in any baccalaureate program, regardless of college or major. Minors in the College of Arts and Sciences may be combined with any regular majors or special curricula programs. With careful planning, minors can be completed within four years.

Ohio University

Established in 1804, Ohio University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Ohio and the first in the Northwest Territory. Admission to Ohio University is granted to the best-qualified applicants as determined by a selective admission policy.