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 diverse parts of the globe and innovative research methods. Students can take courses on Native American and Indigenous history, Ancient Mediterranean, the American West and Great Plains, Medieval Europe, Material Culture, Historical Methods, Immigration and Foreign Policy, Professional Internships, Latin America, and Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
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.