Why Study History Here?
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).
Beyond the Classroom
Our programs offer lots of opportunities for you to enrich your education, both inside and outside of class.