HISTORY is the research and interpretation of human experience in the past. Our students learn to do history itself: to locate evidence, develop original arguments in response to the views of others and use evidence to support one’s own interpretation of the past. It is our great hope that our students continue to draw on modes of historical reasoning and research whatever they may do in life after graduation. Available as a major or minor program of study.

The Past Will Change Your Future

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.

The History Department

Information about internships, graduate programs, life after Drew & more.

“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 Farther C’13
on Europe, 1914–1945: The World Wars and the Great Dictators