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First year


HIST 217 or HIST 218 or AFHS 257 or HIST 262 or HIST 263


HIST 217 or HIST 218 or AFHS 257 or HIST 262 or HIST 263

Sophomore year


Either HIST 217 or HIST 218 or AFHS 257, if not taken in the first year (only one is required)

Either HIST 262 or HIST 263, if not taken in the first year (only one is required)

A 300-level history course


HIST 373 may be taken if major has been declared

Another 300-level history course

In addition to the basic history major, there are two optional specializations for students majoring in history:

  • Students who want to teach history at the secondary level may seek Secondary Education Certification in History. To do so they must take the specific history, social science, and education requirements found in the Hood College catalog. You must register for the certification program in the second semester of your first year.

For History Secondary Education contact Dr. Jennifer Cuddapah, Program Coordinator, for an advising appointment: 301-696-3773;

The Public History Concentration prepares students for careers in museum work, state and national parks, historic sites, historical societies, public and private archives, historic preservation, and government agencies that employ historians; or for graduate study in non-academic historical fields.

For the Concentration, talk with your academic advisor or the History Department chair.

Here are some other things to consider:

The history major includes an internship. Students should discuss the internship process with their history adviser and with the internship adviser in the Career Center.

The History Department encourages students to study abroad. History majors planning to study abroad should keep this plan in mind when scheduling courses each semester. Be sure to enroll in the appropriate language courses at Hood in the freshman and sophomore years.

Any student planning to go to graduate school in History should speak to a History faculty member as early as possible, for advice about preparation for graduate programs and about careers.

Contact for the History Major: Dr. Amt, Rosenstock 107,