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Fulltime Faculty serve as Academic Advisors for undergraduate and graduate History students. Please contact Ms. Carla Ison at the Department of History, Fine Arts Building 5th Floor, North Wing or call 410-455-2312, to request an advisor.

The Department of History at UMBC offers an undergraduate major and an undergraduate minor, a minor in East Asian History, as well as the Master of Arts in Historical Studies. For a sample pathway through the history major in four years, see History Four Year Academic Pathway.
(List of geographic designations for History major requirements).

Undergraduates who complete at least 60 credits may qualify for the Accelerated Bachelors/Masters Program.

Graduate students interested in professional careers at historical sites, in government agencies, museums, and other organizations may choose the Public History Track option in the M.A. in Historical Studies program.

The Department of History is also affiliated with the Ph.D. in Public Policy through the Public Policy History Track, and the Language Literacy and Culture Ph.D. For more information visit:

Many undergraduate History majors and minors participate in UMBC’s honors programs:

Visit the Registrar’s Office website for more information about university requirements and procedures for undergraduates.

Graduate students should visit the Graduate School website for university information.