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History, B.A.

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Department Chairperson:

Kevin Spicer, C.S.C.
Office: Duffy Academic Center 252
Phone: 508-565-1090


The History major is designed to give students both breadth of coverage of the human past and in-depth exposure to a variety of sub-fields.

The major in History requires the completion of twelve courses.

Complete Two Additional History Courses at the 200-Level or Above

Two additional courses at the 200-level or above may be taken in any history area above.

History Internships and Experiential Learning Opportunities

Hands-on experience in a professional setting has never been as important a component in undergraduate education as it is today. History majors and minors are strongly encouraged to undertake some kind of experiential learning/internship as part of their program of study. Internships can be as short as two weeks or as long as a year. Museums, educational institutions, archives, historic sites, government organizations and non-profits are just a few of the many internship options available. Students may take an internship for credit during the academic year or over the summer or participate in internships without credit; both options offer students the opportunity to experience the relevance of the past to the present through participation in contemporary institutions and organizations.

Internship Requirements:

1. To earn three (3) credits, students should devote an average of eight (8) hours per week to the internship. 

2. Students seeking to pursue an internship should consult the Internships Coordinator, Professor Brekke-Aloise, at least two weeks before registering for HIS 475 - History Internship  .

3. Complete Form #3 (Application for the History Internship) located in the History Handbook’s appendix and give it to the Internships Coordinator, Professor Brekke-Aloise.

4. During the period of the internship, students should keep a journal or field notes, meet periodically with the Internships Coordinator, who will direct and grade the internship (with input from the intern’s on-site supervisor), and submit by the last day of classes an academic paper of 10-12 typed pages on a topic related to the internship.

For additional information regarding internships, and a sampling of recent History and other internships, see: http://www.stonehill.edu/academics/areas-of-study/history/internships-opportunities or email Professor Brekke-Aloise at: lbrekke@stonehill.edu for more information.

Transfer Courses and Advanced Placement (AP)

History majors may only transfer in a maximum of five courses to be used towards the major. Only one AP course in History may be used toward the major requirements. A student will earn three (3) elective credits for each score of 5 on the following AP tests: European, United States, and/or World.

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