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Academic Programs



Educator Licensure

Students interested in seeking Massachusetts teacher licensure should refer to the appropriate department links for options and requirements for second majors: Elementary and Early Childhood EducationSecondary Education and Professional Programs, or Special Education. Students should also consult Educator Preparation and Licensure Policies and Procedures for professional education admission and retention information as well as important institutional deadlines.

Honors Program

The honors program in history provides highly motivated history majors with opportunities to enhance their academic program through intensive scholarly study and research designed to be of assistance in postgraduate employment or in the pursuit of an advanced degree in history. Contact the Department of History for further information concerning eligibility and application.

Student Learning Outcomes

Successful completion of the History major will equip students to:

  • identify and describe multiple causes and consequences of political, social, economic, and cultural change over time.
  • locate, collect, and evaluate evidence from a variety of primary and secondary sources in print and electronic media.
  • develop and frame historical arguments in clear and correct prose within the context of the discipline’s literature.
  • distinguish the universal from the particular and historically contingent in human experience.