Explore the Past, Prepare for your Future!

Develop new skills or enhance old ones while studying history at UAH. Whether you want to teach, work outside the classroom, or prepare yourself for a transformative life in civil society, the History Department has degree programs for you. As an undergraduate student you can earn a major or minor in history. You can take one of the interdisciplinary programs in Public History, Ancient and Medieval Studies, Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, or Global Studies. Through the UAH JUMP program, undergraduates can earn credits toward a Masters’ degree. As an graduate student, you can write a thesis, prepare for a teaching career, or tailor a program of studies for your interests. Make History Work!

Hear from a recent UAH History Alum! 
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"I am incredibly thankful to UAH as a whole and, in particular, the History department for helping tremendously throughout my four years here at UAH. Coming to college, I knew that I wanted to major in history, and the UAH History Department provided me with many learning opportunities that I never would have dreamed of. Dr. Molly Johnson's Nazi Germany and the Holocaust class allowed me to study local history in a new light and even paved the way for me to present my work at a regional conference. With the help of Dr. Andrei Gandila and Dr. Christine Sears, I was able to incorporate local primary sources that I handled during my internship into my research seminar. Studying Southern history with Dr. John Mohr was extremely influential in determining what path I wanted to pursue after graduation. In the fall, I will be attending Florida State University focusing on American history with an eye toward the U.S. South. I was awarded the Johnsen Fellowship in American History, which covers full tuition, and I will be partnered with a faculty member as a Graduate Assistant. None of this would have been possible without the support and encouragement of the History faculty, and I am excited to see where this opportunity takes me." - Jacob Winton, '23 History

Photo Credit Jacob Winton, '23 History