Putting your History Degree to Work

As a disciplined and rigorous study of the past, history teaches students skills that involve research, analysis, and writing and that span several subject areas. We build these skills in our students inside and outside the classroom with experiential opportunities and engaged learning—many of which are enhanced by additional funding through the Wyatt Endowment. Since history prepares our graduates to enter a range of career fields, we believe strongly in mentoring our students throughout the degree-seeking process. Each history major or minor receives one-on-one advising so they can put their degree to work.

Join a virtual session To learn more

Join department chair Thomas Henthorn, along with academic advisor Therasa Martin, to learn about scholarships, global engagement opportunities, available courses, and more! Two brief virtual sessions for your convenience: 

  • September 8 at 4 p.m.
  • November 17 at 4 p.m.

Register Today!

Scholarships for History Majors and Minors

Each year the department of history awards $30,000 in scholarships to History Majors and Minors. We know that finishing your degree often requires financial support. Click on the more link to see scholarships avaliable for History Majors and Minors.

Nagata Shachu: Japanese Taiko and Music Group Concert

The University of Michigan-Flint and Wyatt Eploration Program proudle present Nagata Shachu: Japanese Taiko and Music Group

Friday, April 12, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | UM-Flint Theater

Free and open to the public

For more information, please call (810) 762-3366


History major Reid MacWilliams used information from his capstone class to create the article 'A History of Skiing in Michigan' which has now been published in several news outlets.