Who We Are

Majoring in history is an excellent way to prepare for a career in teaching, research, advocacy, library and information sciences, museum and historic preservation work, government service, journalism, law, or business. If you’re thinking of becoming a professional historian, you will want to pursue advanced degrees beyond the major. We can certainly help you there as well.

Our faculty members are passionate about the history that they study, write, and teach. Given our geographical location, it’s not surprising that we have strong expertise in Asian, Hawaiian, Pacific and World histories as well as the American and European pasts. Our faculty is made up of award-winning teachers and researchers. Nine of our faculty members have won the UH Board of Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching while four others have received the President’s Citation for Meritorious Teaching. We have an active chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honor Society, which manages an extensive program of student activities, including an annual history conference. We have over 150 undergraduate majors, 60 graduate students, 30 full-time faculty members, and a supportive advising system. Degree programs are available at the B.A., M.A., and PhD levels. And, of course, you don’t have to be a major to take history courses. Please give some thought to joining us in the study of the past. We’d like you to be a part of our community.