About the Department

Welcome to the History Department where you can explore the past and shape your future. We offer outstanding programs for students, including the History and History Education majors and internationally-recognized graduate programs.  Whether you have a specific career goal, or whether you wish to gain skills in writing, research and analytical thinking that will provide a strong foundation for careers in many fields, you will find that studying in the Department of History will open unexpected doors. Explore our web pages to learn more about our programs.

In The News

  • Final History Workshop for 2015

    November 16, 2015

    Using one New England amputee’s story as a case study, University of Delaware Department of History PhD candidate Nicole Belolan will explore what it was... Read More

  • Love History?

    November 10, 2015

    You only need 15 credits to add a History minor to your degree. 30 credits gets you a History major. So, why not go for... Read More

  • My Lai Massacre Revisited

    November 5, 2015

    Join Guy Alchon, associate professor of History and  Lawrence Colburn, a Vietnam War veteran who helped stop the killings, as they discuss “Why the My... Read More

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Special Programs

  • Hagley Graduate Program in History

  • Master of Arts in Social Studies in World History

  • Museum Studies Program

  • Social Studies Education Program

  • The American Civilization Program

Exceptional Faculty

Department of History • 236 John Munroe Hall • Newark, DE 19716 • USA
Phone: 302-831-2371 • Fax: 302-831-1538

Map background Ratzer, Bernard "Province of New Jersey" (map) courtesy Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark Delaware.