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Undergraduate Programs

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A Student of History

Whatever your reason for studying history, we welcome the opportunity to work with you to develop the skills of our discipline: identifying and evaluating primary sources; framing a research question in conversation with the best relevant scholarship; building an interpretation of the past; and synthesizing material into a convincing narrative.

Most importantly, we hope you will experience the intellectual excitement of combining curiosity, research, and well-informed imagination, and that your study of the past will enrich your college experience while preparing you for the future.

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Major or Minor in History

History majors select a geographic specialization such as U.S., European, or global history, or may choose, in consultation with their adviser, to define a thematic specialization that is comparative or transnational in its approach.

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Honors Opportunities

If you excel in history, consider applying to our Honors Program. Pursue an original, in-depth research project and complete a thesis during your senior year.

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B.A./M.A. in History

Continue your research in history after receiving your B.A. from Clark. If you excel as an honors student, you may be eligible for our Accelerated Degree Program, with your fifth year tuition-free.

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Undergraduate and Fifth-year Research

As a history major, you will conduct research as part of a capstone seminar or independently as part of the department’s Honors Program. Honors students may apply to continue their research through the fifth-year Accelerated B.A./M.A. Degree Program.

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Careers and Internships

As a history major, you may choose from a range of internships, working at museums, historical sites, and nonprofit and government offices. Your history degree will prepare you well for a variety of careers, including law, government, development, and teaching.

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Study Abroad

Explore Clark’s Study Abroad and Away Program, which offers opportunities to gain world and workplace experience to complement your on-campus work. Clark approves semester, year-long, and summer opportunities to earn credit through academic coursework, internships, community-based learning, or research.

Contact Information

History Department

Contact Us
  • Jefferson Academic Center, 3rd floor
    950 Main Street
    Worcester, MA 01610
  • 1-508-793-7288
  • 1-508-793-8816 (Fax)