History Degree

The study of history is critical for an understanding of the human experience. Through the study of history, students develop an understanding of who we are, where we came from, how and why society has changed over time and how humans have interacted with each other and with the natural world. Hiram’s history major prepares students for active citizenship and for informed, thoughtful decision-making throughout their lives.

4-Year Undergraduate Degree

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About the Program

Program Summary

Being a history major is much more than just memorizing the events of the past. History major students must develop a greater understanding of the patterns, the causes and effects, of human behavior and existence. The Hiram College History Program works closely with students to help them with career planning and preparation. Students complete historical research and writing history.

The history program 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.

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Career Paths

  • Lawyer
  • Historian
  • Librarian
  • Museum Archivist
  • Park Ranger
  • Business Consultant 
Elena Cittadino

ELENA CITTADINO ’24 | History Major

“I really enjoyed examining world history from a perspective that didn’t revolve around a Eurocentric point of view.”

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Ways to Get involved

History students may participate in extramural programs which give them an opportunity to study history in the field. The program offers study trips to various North American and overseas locations. For more information on all Study Abroad trips, visit the Study Away page. 


Merose Hwang

Merose Hwang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History, Program Coordinator for Asian Studies Minor and the Peace Corps Prep Program, Advisor for the Eclectic Scholars Honors Program

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