History: The ongoing chronicle of the human experience
When we learn about the past, we are much better able to understand the present. If you struggle to grasp what’s happening now and you want to develop solutions for some of the world’s most vexing problems, pursue a History major at USJ.
As a History major at the University of Saint Joseph, you will delve deep into the annals of local, national, and world history. Your work as a modern historian will sharpen your communication and research ability, thereby cultivating the critical thinking skills required by many graduate programs and professional organizations. You’ll learn to evaluate, synthesize, and discuss complex materials, talents needed in many post-graduate positions, from elementary-school teacher to policy analyst to campaign director.
Please use this academic map as a reference guide. Academic advisors are always available to discuss the required courses depending on each student’s needs.
Internships and Career Opportunities
Students of History participate in internships at some of the most exciting organizations within the Greater Hartford community. Most recently, students have gained experience and insight through work with the Connecticut Historical Society, the Wethersfield Historical Society, the Noah Webster House, the Stowe-Day Memorial Library, the Connecticut Legislative Offices, United Technologies, and more. Potential careers: politician, historian, teacher, researcher, lobbyist, public administrator, and more.
Through a combination of traditional courses and new approaches, USJ’s History program helps students delve deep into the annals of local, national, and world history. Their study of the past enables them to interpret the present in order to shape the future. Their work as modern historians sharpens their communication and research abilities, thereby cultivating the critical thinking skills required by many graduate programs and professional organizations.
Clubs and Organizations
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