History majors at CMC craft a course of study that allows them to explore the extraordinary variety of human experiences across time and space. Through geographic distribution or thematic tracks, CMC history majors ask how history has made them and how they can make history.
CMC History faculty have been nationally and internationally recognized through awards and other honors as leading scholars in their fields. Together, they share an expertise that spans nearly two millennia and includes Europe, the Americas, East and South Asia, and the Middle East. They are committed to a student-centered model of teaching and mentorship that fosters close relationships and encourages all students to achieve their potential as individual scholars, global citizens, and members of a diverse and inclusive community.
A history major offers excellent preparation for professions that value problem solving, integrative thinking, and empathetic reasoning as well as clear, powerful communication. Students in history courses practice a wide array of analytical methods and hone their skills in critical reading, argumentative and expository writing, creative projects, and original research. CMC history majors have gone on to careers in government, law, education, health care, urban planning, international development, journalism, and the arts. They have also distinguished themselves as leaders on campus and won such honors as the Fulbright, Luce, and other prestigious fellowships.