History | Springfield College

History

Major or minor
Bachelor of Science
About This Program
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Curriculum and Delivery
  • Our Experiential Major Map helps you visualize and design your journey
  • Courses offered on campus in Springfield, Mass.
  • Train in critical thinking and problem solving of case studies which faculty utilize in multiple professions
  • Curriculum based on the faculty’s impressive national and international experiences and reputations
  • Faculty encourage and assist students to meet academic and extracurricular goals as evidenced by the History Club, recent course offerings, and student participation at Scholars in Action Day
  • Faculty promote diversity, mutual respect, and sense of community through open and informed discussion of past events in the history of racial and religious strife, war and peace, and the development of civilization
  • Major sample schedule
  • Minor sample schedule
Career Opportunities

Top professional fields where alumni work:

  • Business 
  • Education
  • Government and Law
  • Public Service
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Students Studying in the Learning Commons in Study Rooms.

The History major at Springfield College offers undergraduates a broad, liberal arts education in a time-honored discipline. Our major provides students with the background necessary to understand the complex and rapidly changing world in which we live. The core of historical understanding allows individuals to be educated and informed citizens, ready to affect change and guide others along the way. 

Executives and managers in the profit and non-profit fields value the problem-solving skills and critical thinking which historical training provides. In a time when media messages and commercial culture encourage young people to specialize for instant marketability and to seek overnight fortunes, history teaches students to consider long-term factors and perennial moral and ethical questions. Springfield College alumni from the history major recognize the faculty’s life-time impact on their careers and lives.

"I was impressed with the large alumni network and job opportunities Springfield College students have once they graduate. The resources offered to students free of charge are also a big reason why I chose Springfield. The beautiful facilities, the small, family-like campus, dedication to others, and success upon graduation are all reasons I chose Springfield College." Isabella Bruns, BS in History, Class of 2024
Isabella Bruns - Springfield College
"All the professors really make sure you are heard and seen. They all just are really passionate about what they do and care about the students. Also, the Humanics philosophy is a big part of it, and that's because the faculty believe in it, and the students learn about it, believe in it, and implement it in their lives, which makes Springfield different." Emily Conroy ’21
Emily Conroy - Springfield College
"History is not just dates and facts. It is the study of the human experience, and without it, we cannot understand the present." Ian Delahanty, PhD, Assistant Professor of History
Ian Delahanty - Springfield College
I believe that American studies and history can provide undergraduates with lifelong lessons. Strength and security can come from gaining a deeper understanding of, and wider perspective on, today’s world. Thomas Carty
Professor Thomas Carty speaks to his class of students
Students Present World War I Exhibit

Assistant Professor of History Ian Delahanty’s HIST 201: Making History Public class undertook an investigation of the involvement of Springfield College and the YMCA in World War I. The students’ research was highlighted in a new exhibit unveiled in the Springfield College Museum.

We're making history come alive. Interested in joining us?

Incoming first year Springfield College students participate in June Orientation on Alden Street
Core Curriculum

Our curriculum is designed in faithfulness to the Springfield College mission and to further strengthen the Humanics philosophy of educating students in spirit, mind, and body.

Student at the Learning Commons
Career Center

The Career Center’s mission is to educate, inspire, and empower students and alumni to effectively make well-informed career decisions. The staff is committed to student learning and development, and offers a variety of opportunities and programming for students and alumni.

The Academic Success Center offers readily and easily accessible services including support in writing, mathematics, science, subject area tutoring, learning strategies and time management counseling, and assistance for students with documented disabilities.
Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center offers readily and easily accessible services including support in writing, mathematics, science, subject area tutoring, learning strategies and time management counseling, and assistance for students with documented disabilities.

Studying History At Springfield College