Studying the past – Preparing for the future
Being a history major is much more than just memorizing the events of the past. History majors must develop a greater understanding of the patterns, the causes and effects, of human behavior and existence. History majors review facts as stepping stones towards the greater goal of understanding the ways in which human beings have come to live in the present.
The Hiram College History Program works closely with students to help them with career planning and preparation. The History Program also brings speakers to campus to discuss career opportunities for history majors. Alumni have gone on to become business leaders, lawyers, teachers and professors, political leaders, government workers, librarians and leaders in non-profit organizations.
Concentration in a Field of Study
History majors have the option of concentrating in a particular field of history. Students should discuss choosing a concentration with a faculty member in the History Program. The concentrations we offer are:
- History and Law
- Gender History
- and a regional area of history, such as Asian History.
Students who are majoring in Integrated Social Studies for the purpose of obtaining a license to teach will have different requirements and should consult with the Education Program in conjunction with the History Program.