History & Philosophy

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With an emphasis on critical thinking, problem-solving, language, communicative skills, and an appreciation of the diversity of modern American society, degrees in the department provide excellent preparation for professional careers and for graduate study in the liberal arts.

The History & Philosophy Department prepares students for a lifetime of critical thinking, cooperation, and leadership in today's interconnected world through courses that emphasize multicultural and international perspectives in disciplines such as history, philosophy, geography, and religious studies. The degrees offered by the department encourage students to engage with the breadth of human experience while instilling a commitment to build a more just and sustainable future.

Undergraduate Offerings
Graduate Offerings

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the program have gone on to successful careers in education, public relations, social services, and government. In an increasingly international world, the multicultural outlook and communications skills fostered by the department’s programs are essential for every career path.


Juan Galvis

Associate Professor, Chair
History & Philosophy
School of Arts and Sciences
New Academic Building