History students understand the events, languages, and cultures of the past, while also forming a clearer picture of the future. You'll get a strong foundation in liberal arts — you'll know how to gather evidence, evaluate it critically, and communicate findings effectively.
At Virginia Tech, we offer a major that's flexible in content but rigorous in teaching skills of analysis, inquiry, and interpretation. Our talented faculty members specialize in a broad list of topics, and they're always mentoring students with independent research projects of their own. Classes are small and highly engaged, and our close-knit students hold regular social events and volunteer activities in their award-winning history club.
As a history student at Virginia Tech, you'll leave college with more than a prescribed survey of lecture courses. You'll leave with the confidence to think critically and adapt, no matter where you go after graduation (and our students go everywhere).