Undergraduate Program in History

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Majoring and minoring in History at UWM can involve more than just accumulating the required number of credits. We hope that you will become actively involved in the life and work of the Department in ways that will make your undergraduate career more interesting and rewarding. Majors have the opportunity to serve on our Undergraduate Affairs Committee and play a role in shaping policies that affect the curriculum and all matters related to the major. Undergraduate students with a 3.0 minimum overall GPA and 12 or more credits in History classes are also eligible to become members of Phi Alpha Theta, the national honor society. For more information about PAT, e-mail Professor Lisa Silverman at silverld@uwm.edu.

The History Department also offers competitive grants and awards to undergraduates. The Miller Grants provide an opportunity for History majors to receive support for their own research projects. The Victor Greene Awards honor the exceptional written work of undergraduate History students, and senior History majors are eligible to compete for the Willliam A. Renzi Memorial Scholarship.

Beginning in Fall 2012, the requirements for the major and minor in History can be completed online. At present, doing so will require students to take some courses during the summer, when most departmental offerings are taught through on-line courses. Lower-division courses that are generally available on-line at some point in the year include History 132, 150, 151, 152, 175, 202, 267, and 287. Upper-division courses often taught on-line include 364, 372, 404, 409, and 446. Of the required methods courses, the only one taught on-line is 595: The Quantitative Analysis of Historical Data. The required capstone seminar, History 600, will be taught on-line for the first time in Spring 2013.

If you have questions about the undergraduate program in History, please click on the appropriate tabs on this site for answers and relevant information, or contact the co-Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Lisa Silverman at silverld@uwm.edu.