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.

history academic

We offer a history major, and three minors in historyRussian area studies, and Asian studies (hosted by the Department of Religion and Culture).  Our programs span a variety of historical disciplines, featuring classes taught by our highly specialized and award-winning faculty members.  As interdisciplinary programs, our Asian studies and Russian area studies minors provide a unique opportunity to experience history from a whole new perspective.

We also offer a master’s program in history that prepares students for careers or further study. You can also earn a certificate in Public History. We offer accelerated dual masters’ degrees in History and Curriculum and Instruction, which includes Virginia teaching licensure. Many of our graduate students work with our famous Virginia Center for Civil War Studies.Several courses incorporate a service-learning component that allows students to work with an organization.  Projects have included bath design for a local show house, volunteering at a retirement community, helping small businesses with marketing plans, conducting the Reality Store financial management simulation for local high schools, and leading the VT Saves social marketing program.