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JMU Major: History

Description of the Major | Degrees Offered | Concentrations | Minors |
Declaring the Major | Progressing in the Major

Description of the Major

The major is a part of the Department of History, an academic unit within the College of Arts and Letters.

The History program blends core requirements with great choice permitting students to pursue particular interests while developing a broad understanding of the historic past. Students will have the opportunity to design, in consultation with faculty advisers, approximately two-thirds of their program to suit their needs and interests. The major offers students an opportunity for independent research and to present their findings at regional or national conferences. History prepares students for a broad range of challenging careers.

Degrees Offered

B.A.

Concentrations

Public History

Minors

History

Declaring the Major

New Freshmen and Transfer Students
Students should declare the History major when they register for orientation.

Currently Enrolled Major Changers
Students should submit a "Change or Declaration of Major" form to the History department head in Jackson Hall, room 201.

Progressing in the Major

Remain in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.