History classes hone our students' research, writing, and analytical skills. Our home in Washington, DC, offers students unparalleled resources for research, internships, and jobs. The nation's capital is our classroom.
Our outstanding faculty are not only exemplary teachers and scholars, but they are also actively involved with archives , museums, government institutions , and non-profits in DC, across the United States, and around the world. Whether you are interested in working in government, private industry, non-profits, or academia, AU's Department of History offers a stepping stone to a promising career.
The Washington Post Magazine published a deep dive on the work and ideas of AU professor Ibram Kendi. The Post writes, "After a precocious scholarly career spent demonstrating the depressing pervasiveness of racism, he stands uncommonly hopeful, inviting us onto a path forward."
History Thesis Forged over a Russian Winter
Gabriella Folsom's thesis explores Kizhi Island history through Carmel Institute travel and research support.