History is the story of past human events and the study of social, cultural or intellectual continuity and change over time. Resources for the study of history in the Washington area are extraordinary, and many students find opportunities to witness firsthand history-making events in this capital city. Emphasis on the development of critical thinking, research, and writing skills – plus the internship – make Marymount History majors highly employable.
Marymount offers an option to pursue teaching licensure for History and Social Science. You also have the opportunity to minor in Public History, study abroad, and participate in internships and research in areas of special interest. The requirements of the major and minor are deliberately flexible to accommodate a variety of options within the discipline and with other fields of study. Marymount History students learn beyond the classroom through hands-on experiences and research with supportive faculty.