University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of History

Waterman building

What do these people all have in common?

  • John F. Kennedy
  • Martha Stewart
  • Sacha Baron Cohen
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Lauryn Hill
  • Steve Carell
  • Jimmy Buffett
  • Julia Child

They're all history majors — the major with no limits.

Discover History

Why study history? Because the study of the past sheds light on the present. History presents facts while allowing students their own interpretations. Together, UVM history students and faculty discover and interpret the past by asking questions and conducting research.

The Department of History faculty are each experts in their unique areas of study as well as talented teacher-mentors. We guide our students in their quest for research and writing skills as well as the development of critical thought. These critical thinking skills subsequently prepare students of history for any field they choose. We guide our students as they learn the lessons of history and then encourage them to apply those lessons to any chosen field (see the sidebar).

We encourage you to take a history class and get to know our department. Please contact us with any questions.

Last modified November 02 2009 09:52 AM