The History Department is a critical component of a liberal arts education, as our faculty engage students in learning historical perspectives from all places and periods of time. The undergraduate and graduate history programs offer a variety of courses that cover all parts of the globe, from the ancient to the modern periods. Students can take courses on Native American and Indigenous history, Ancient Mediterranean, the American West and Great Plains, Medieval Europe, Immigration and Foreign Policy, Latin America, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Women and Gender, and Twentieth-Century America.
UNO graduates who major or minor in history develop an extraordinary sense of contextual knowledge, intellectual experience, and cultural awareness. Studying history is valuable for students to gain analytical, critical thinking, and research, writing, and communication skills that prepares them for a diverse array of internships and career opportunities.