The Department of History and Philosophy’s mission is to provide an outstanding undergraduate education by offering an appealing and appropriate array of courses taught by devoted faculty who care deeply about students, individualized, one-on-one academic advising, and opportunities to enhance one’s educational experience through internships, faculty-led travel-study, and advanced research and writing. The faculty embrace and model principles of academic integrity, equality and diversity, tolerance and inclusion, by exposing students to a variety of interpretations and specializations in the fields of history and philosophy. With challenging curricula designed to emphasize critical examination, informed expression, ethical awareness, and an advanced understanding of how people, events, and ideas of the past influence the present and future, the Department of History and Philosophy prepares students for life as productive, responsible citizens with skills integral to a broad range of careers and the ability to pursue a graduate education in the fields of history, philosophy, law, teaching, and theology.
History majors are expected to:
Philosophy majors are expected to:
Programs of Study
The history and philosophy curricula lie at the heart of a liberal arts education.