Through your studies you will gain an understanding of the present that is informed by history. Your courses will help you develop sophisticated writing and speaking skills; expect to write extensively. You will learn to conduct research and hone an ability to think critically about complex issues and events of the past. You may get a chance to conduct college-funded research with a professor over the summer.
History major Anderson Tuggle ’14 is packing in as much as he can of the Hamilton College experience. He took accounting because he wanted to, wrote for The Spectator student newspaper, interned with the federal Department of Justice and won a College grant to research history he learned about from photos on his host family’s wall during study abroad in India.More >>
Jacob Sheetz-Willard ’12 is studying the subject he learned to love at Hamilton College – history – in a master’s program in American history at Utah State University. He entered the program as the presidential fellow for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.More >>
Hamilton graduates who concentrated in history are pursuing careers in a variety of fields, including: