You could win a paid summer fellowship and analyze, as one student did, the 20th-century African-American debutante ball.

History is the research and interpretation of human experience in the past.

A mummy, allegedly John Wilkes Booth’s, traveled carnival sideshows for decades after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. What that says about American history is the topic of
Professor Wyatt Evans’ book, The Legend of John Wilkes Booth: Myth, Memory and a Mummy.

Careers Made easy

work history

Some of our alumni continue to research, write and teach history for a lifetime. Others work for museums. We also launch those who go on to be attorneys and physicians, or work in key roles in government or nonprofits.

We stay connected with our alums. We help them get where they want to go. It’s one of the benefits from having worked so closely with them as undergrads; we really know whether they are politically minded, teaching-centric or whether they are into the long ago and far away.

In fact, our alums, seeking to keep this close-knit atmosphere alive, funded a summer scholarship to support current students with research or internship stipends. The Leavell-Oberg Scholarship honors and continues a beloved Drew history professor’s legacy of supporting student research.

Successful Alumni

  • Senior foreign affairs officer
    U.S. State Department
  • Assistant prosecutor
    Warren County, New Jersey
  • Senior producer/writer

Learn more about when you graduate

talk show
At each semester’s History Happening, students present original work.
All the history majors are there to cheer them on; they’re all research hounds.
It’s just part of our culture here.

My Favorite Course

“I loved learning about the imperial rivalry of the greater European powers. Professor Rose is like a walking history book, and he gave great insight into the political, strategic and cultural influences.”

James Fargher on Europe, 1914–1945: The World Wars and the Great Dictators

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