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Be a Part of History

History is an essential guide, not only to the past, but to the present and the future. It is difficult to understand ourselves and our world without understanding the past, its European and non-Western roots. History also leads us to a greater awareness of the richness and complexity of our heritage. A thorough training in history contributes to the foundation of a complete education. History contributes importantly to problem-solving by offering assistance in the recognition, definition, and investigation of problems, exploration of alternative solutions and guidance in their implementation.

Why Study History?

"The study of history provides a unique window through which to better understand humanity. The human experience is vast, and by delving into the intricacies of experiences of various peoples throughout time, we gain a stronger understanding of who we are, and what it means to be human. Developing the skills to think deeply and critically about the past, and learning how to clearly communicate those ideas, not only will help one succeed in any career path, but also helps to create more informed and engaged citizens of the world community."

-Prof. Eric Morgan


Hands on Learning
Our professors provide an interdisciplinary, problem-focused educational experience that prepares students to think critically and address complex issues in a multicultural and evolving world. There's never a dull day in class when you are hands on learning!

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History Day
National History Day is an exciting academic enrichment program for students in grades 6-12. The goal of National History Day is to promote the study of history in schools by offering a creative forum in which students can express their scholarship.

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Successful Alumni
"All of the professors at UW-Green Bay were extremely hands-on, caring, and nurturing. And they really assumed the role of mentor as well. I got to know many of them quite well during my time at UW-Green Bay and manage to keep in contact with them to this day." 

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Real World Experience
We encourage many of our history majors to obtain on the job training outside the academy by interning in museums, historical sites, archives and repositories dealing with history where you will become acquainted with the "hands on" world of history.

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UW-Green Bay has excellent teachers, internships, research opportunities, and a great record of placing students into jobs and graduate programs. Learn More

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UW-Green Bay's David Voelker

Meet David Voelker

Associate Prof. David Voelker is the editor-in-chief of Voyageur: Northeast Wisconsin's Historical Review. He is a passionate faculty member who cares deeply about your future. Here's what he has to say about History at UW-Green Bay...

“The history major is not just for teachers. History is a respected liberal arts major that is commonly paired with interdisciplinary minors such as Education, Humanistic Studies, Democracy and Justice Studies and Business Administration. History majors become skilled researchers and writers with knowledge of diverse cultures.”

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Honor Society - Phi Alpha Theta

The purpose of Phi Alpha Theta is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and thought among historians. Phi Alpha Theta seeks to bring students, teachers and writers of history together both intellectually and socially.
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