College of Arts and Sciences

The Faculty of Social Sciences

Stroud Hall, Room 409



About the History and Geography Department

We pride ourselves on being a teaching-focused institution with scholars who also contribute publications in their specific field of history. Our faculty offers a diverse range in courses.

The department’s most popular track is the Social Studies Secondary Education concentration. The program is highly valued because of its balanced combination of content, pedagogy, and high job placement level.

We are also proud to be among a small list of history departments throughout the country to have a Public History concentration for undergraduate students.

About the Program

The Bachelor of Arts in History program affords students the unique experience of working closely with professors in a small setting, while allowing them to pursue a degree that meets their personal needs so they will be prepared for a fulfilling career.

We offer three concentrations: American and World History, Public History and Latin America and Latino History.

Students may also choose a dual major in History and Education (Social Studies certification).

Are you interested in ...

  • How the past affects the future America’s place in the world

Choose History at ESU

  • Small advanced class sizes
  • Local history internships
  • Qualified, experienced faculty

Is History a career path for me?

Career Potential

  • Researcher
  • Archivist
  • Writer
  • Preservationist

Career Settings

  • Museums
  • Library
  • Government
  • Law office

More detailed career information is available from the department.