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Why Study History at UW–Madison?

History is so much more than memorizing names and dates. Are you interested in technology? Religion? The environment? Human rights? If you have a question, history can help you find an answer.

The history major at UW–Madison is a great option for people who are interested in studying change. History asks, “How did the world get to be this way?” and “What factors might influence where the world is heading now?” Studying history helps us understand and grapple with complex questions and dilemmas by examining how the past has shaped—and continues to shape—global, national, and local relationships between societies and people. The skills that history majors develop are used in a wide range of careers and prepare students for graduate or professional study in fields such as law, business, medicine, public policy and much more.

Professors Boswell, Cheng, Cronon, Desan, Enke, Hansen, Hirsch, Hsia, Kantrowitz, Keller, Kleijwegt, Kodesh, Lederer, McCoy, McDonald, Michels, Mitman, Neville, Nyhart, Plummer, Ratner-Rosenhagen, Reese, Roberts, Shoemaker, Sweet, Thal, Wandel, Young

Associate Professors Bitzan, Callaci, Chamedes, Dennis, Gómez, Hall, Haynes, Houck, Ipsen, Kim, Kinzley, Lapina, Murthy, Taylor, Ussishkin

Assistant Professors Banerjee, Bitzan, Brown, Ciancia, Glotzer, Hennessy, Iber, Kennedy, Nelson, Ramírez, Rock-Singer, Stolz, Whiting, Williford

Teaching Associates Carlsson, Cullinane, Keyser