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Department of History

Beyond the Classroom

Undergraduate Research

The study of history offers many opportunities for experiences that will prepare you for your future. Alongside faculty, our students engage in meaningful undergraduate research projects that have won grants and have led to prize-winning conference presentations.


Our students reach out to the community with engaging service-learning experiences like the Hampton Roads Oral History Project, which seeks to record and archive the memories of people of the Civil Rights era.


The Public History Center coordinates real-world internship opportunities for students at regional and national museums, archeological digs, and government agencies. Students also take their college experience global by joining one of the many history study abroad trips to destinations around the world.

Other Opportunities

The History Club and Phi Alpha Theta international history honor society foster camaraderie and recognize student achievement. We plan trips to historical sites and museums, and host movie nights and guest speakers. Students also contribute to The Sextant, an online history journal produced by the Department.

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