About History

If those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it, then History majors should be society’s MVPs. The reading, writing, and critical thinking skills that you will hone as a History student are in high demand in multiple sectors, including education, business, politics, and the legal field.

"Majoring in History and English, studying abroad twice, getting my teaching certification and graduating in four years: I did at Georgetown what I could not at other schools, thanks to outstanding academic advising and wonderful professors."

 - Jonathan Balmer, '14

“I started a History major because I enjoy the stories that help us understand who we are.  A GC History major provided unique insights into a twenty-first century world where cultures and traditions collide daily on a global scale.”

 - Alan Redditt, '00

 “I loved to discuss (and argue). I loved to think. These things made pursuing a history major a natural fit.” 

 - Elizabeth Kries, '95

Program Requirements

33 hours for major; 18 hours for minor

file_download View Course Catalog (PDF)

Potential Careers

History Contact

Want to know more about this academic program? Contact the department chair for more information.

email Email This Department
visibility View Department Faculty
arrow_upward