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Department of History

History, Asian studies, War and Society

Discover new cultures, places, languages, and people. Gain a strong foundation in the liberal arts while learning to gather evidence, think critically, evaluate sources, and communicate your findings.


Department of History


Our Department of History publishes cutting-edge historical research, trains students to become critical thinkers and strong researchers, and shares our passion for history with the community. Classes are small, and our close-knit History majors and faculty hold regular social events and service activities through our award-winning history honor society.

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. 

History Experience (Learn, Discover, Explore)