Know the past to understand the present.
Do you binge watch the History Channel? Fantasize about time travel? You clearly have the makings of a history major.
Because history is such a wide-ranging field, you can follow your passions into whatever corners of the past interest you most. 20th-century Mexico. Medieval France. Revolutionary America. You’ll understand historic events and draw important lessons for today.
As a history major, you’ll start with a broad overview and then dive deep into American, European, or World History. Our small class sizes enable discussions and debate, meaning you’ll be empowered to voice your opinion and offer your perspective. Your professors will mentor you and guide your growth. As you near the end of your program, you’ll tackle a historical question and produce a piece of original research.
While studying at Lesley, you’ll be surrounded by history, from the nation’s oldest university to the Revolutionary War battle sites at Lexington and Concord. Our location in Cambridge connects you to competitive internships and opens doors to careers in elite educational settings, museums, and cultural organizations in the U.S. and abroad.