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University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Contact us:

History Dept., Herter Hall Room 612
University of Massachusetts
161 Presidents Drive
Amherst, MA 01003-9312

Tel. 413.545.1330
Fax. 413.545.6137

Department of History Undergraduate Program

The history department prides itself on its devotion to undergraduate teaching. History majors work closely with nationally recognized scholars to explore the past in all its aspects, while developing the ability to think critically and write and speak eloquently.

Each semester, the department offers a wide range of undergraduate courses. The requirements for the B.A. are flexible; department advisors can help students plan an effective curriculum. In addition, Commonwealth College students can follow a Departmental Honors track, culminating in researching and writing an Honors Thesis in history.

Through internships, independent research, and study abroad opportunities, history students can extend their learning beyond the classroom setting. The department sponsors a History Club and a chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society, and it awards prizes for outstanding undergraduate studies and writing.

Wondering what to do with your BA in History? Click here for more information.

We hope you consider this site a valuable resource in finding student opportunities, planning your major and getting to know the department better.

Undergraduate UMass History students visiting the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Spring 2012