HIS 268T History of Modern Japan. Photo by Matthew Seyffert.

Academic programs: History Major

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Understand change

A History degree gives you a deeper and more profound understanding of the forces that shaped and continue to shape the world we live in. By focusing on change in the past, the History program enables students to better comprehend and contextualize current and future events.


  • Fintan Hoey

  • Marcus Pyka


Studying history at Franklin puts a strong emphasis on the development and acquisition of critical thinking and analytical skills in addition to reading, writing and oral presentation skills. Hence the History degree program provides students with an excellent practical preparation and training for graduate study and careers in law, business, diplomacy, government, international organizations and NGOs, journalism and education.

History Major Requirements