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History majors analyze and investigate the world around them. In UWF's history program, you will explore your own and others’ cultural identities. You will conduct independent research, contribute to the body of historical knowledge, evaluate popular claims of “historical fact” and identify social patterns. Graduate prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing and increasingly connected world.

Why Study History at UWF?

In our complex world, the tools of historians help us understand where we are as a society.

You will learn to think critically, communicate effectively and ask informed questions. These skills are highly sought after by employers, making you well positioned to enter the workforce.

Our devoted faculty will help you design a program to satisfy your needs and interests.

A minor in history hones your critical thinking abilities and provides experience with research, writing and oral communications.

What You Will Learn

You will be challenged to investigate the world around you and consider why things are the way they are. You will explore ideas of cultural identity, the origins of modern institutions and traditions, and the worldview of past and present cultures around the globe.

Core history courses will teach you research skills, the ability to find and evaluate sources of information, and the means to identify and analyze diverse interpretations. You will study societies and events from decades, centuries and millennia in the past, and figure out what we can learn from them.

You can focus on American, Latin American or European history, as well as a variety of other topics. You can take elective courses in literature, communication arts, political science, anthropology, psychology plus other areas. If you are preparing for a career in business, you can choose courses in management, marketing, computer science and finance.

We offer numerous opportunities to work with faculty on research projects as well as participate in a variety of internships or other high-impact practices. We have several scholarships available to undergraduates.

UWF programs offered at the Pensacola campus or UWF Emerald Coast may require online courses. Please discuss the program requirements and planning with your academic advisor.