What can I do with a SLU History major or minor?
Our graduates have gone on to work as lawyers, doctors, archivists, museum curators, business executives, teachers, librarians, digital media specialists, journalists, and even history professors! Follow the links here and here to learn more about the opportunities available when you pursue a career in history.
All our majors and minors learn the craft of history through rigorous reading, writing, and thinking. Our majors also specialize in fields that they design themselves like Medieval history, American history, history of health and disease, religious history, women's history, African American history, history of material culture, urban history, environmental history and more. To develop a specialization, consult with your mentor. Follow these links to learn more about our major and minor programs
***Note: The Department revised its major and minor programs in the spring of 2013. If you are a major or minor enrolled in our previous program, consult the bingo sheets for the previous major and previous minor. If you are uncertain as to whether you have chosen the previous or the revised program, consult with your mentor or the department front office.***
Get a History Internship!
The Department of History offers a variety of internships; for example, in an archive, a museum, an historical site, or on a specific project. Normally, these are for junior or senior history majors or minors. An internship is directed by an external supervisor in conjunction with the Director of Undergraduate Studies. For more information, see the internship flyer and internship form. To sign up, explore options, or find out more, contact Silvana Siddali.
Join Phi Alpha Theta!
The Mu chapter of Phi Alpha Theta exists to recognize high student achievement in history. It also encourages student engagement with historical ideas and training in historical methods. To join Phi Alpha Theta click here
Give credit where it's due!
Here is the Departmental Style Guide for Undergraduate Papers. Citations and references used in undergraduate papers should conform to the department style guide. Students should also consult the Department Research and Writing Guide when writing their papers.