Cover Photo Image
Explore JMU: Academic Open Houses - Nov. 12

Learn about this program and more. Join us to get a first-hand look at what makes the Madison Experience so special!

Join Us

Everything has a history.

The study of History emphasizes critical, applicable skills in reading, writing and reasoning to prepare students for careers in law, business and management, research, public service, and education. Our curriculum encourages students to explore various regions and eras through course work in the history studio, digital history projects and the study of artifacts, and provides opportunities for internship experiences and study abroad.

Explore the past to discover more about the world, your community and even yourself.

Learn More:

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

The History major 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.

History
  • Degrees Offered: 
    • B.A. in History
  • Concentrations:
    • Public History
    • History Teacher Education
  • Minors:
    • History

For detailed program information and curriculum, please visit:


Graduation cap

Career Planning

A successful career and a meaningful life is what it’s all about. Whether it’s an internship, a great first job or a top graduate school appointment, JMU Dukes make their dreams ignite. You will, too.

Here are current openings available to JMU students.

Jobs for JMU Students
  • Please wait while this list loads...
  • Please wait while this list loads...
  • Please wait while this list loads...

This preview has limited results. Log in to Handshake to see the full list, try out additional keywords, filter by location, and apply for positions.

Internships for JMU Students
  • Please wait while this list loads...
  • Please wait while this list loads...
  • Please wait while this list loads...

This preview has limited results. Log in to Handshake to see the full list, try out additional keywords, filter by location, and apply for positions.

Back to Top