Major or Minor in History


History is the study of past events, and at Clark you will examine the impact of those events on everyday life. As a history major, you will choose an area of study — either geographical or thematic — and use conceptual approaches, ranging from political and diplomatic to social, intellectual and cultural, to think critically about past problems and build connections to the future. A diverse curriculum offers courses that focus on various geographical areas of the world, and prepares students to impact that world with careers in teaching, law, government, journalism and international affairs, or for further study in graduate school.

Why Study History at Clark?

  • Join a department that, while small, is of unusually high quality, activity and visibility in the field.
  • Collaborate with professors and graduate students on research that changes how society looks at past events.
  • Complement your history major with majors, minors and concentrations like art history, Asian studies, Africana studies, Latin American and Latino studies, or Holocaust and genocide studies.
  • Experience United States history through original documents and real life scenarios made possible by our close ties with the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester and Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, Mass.
  • Work hard and join our accelerated B.A./M.A. program in history with the fifth year tuition-free for qualifying students.