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The study of History prepares students for a wealth of careers and advanced degree programs. UMBC History Alumni enjoy successful and meaningful careers in business, government, education, law, public policy, and as entrepreneurs.

The UMBC Department of History offers an undergraduate major, minor, a minor in Public History and a minor in East Asian History, as well as the Master of Arts in Historical Studies and an Accelerated Bachelors/Masters Program. Graduate students interested in careers in historical sites, government agencies, museums, and other organizations may choose the Public History Track option in the M.A. program.

We encourage active learning and research experiences in the many museums, historical societies and government agencies in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. History majors may compete for Undergraduate Research Awards and publish in the UMBC Review. Graduate students participate in the annual Graduate Student Conference each spring.

The award winning UMBC History Faculty are recipients of prestigious research awards. They have particular expertise in the public history, the history of inequality and justice, the history of globalization, and political and policy history.