Majoring in History


Departmental Representative
102 Dickinson Hall
Undergraduate Program Administrator
128 Dickinson Hall

When you choose to study history at Princeton, you choose an undergraduate experience that prepares you to be a thoughtful scholar. As a large, flexible department, we offer you the opportunity to truly explore your interests. As to where you take it, that part is up to you. The paths our alumni take are many, but all have benefitted from their time spent with the Department.

Read the transcript for the "Why History" video.

Why History?

Major Prerequisites

Plan your path to majoring in history. View prerequisites.

How to Sign In / Declare

Get a step-by-step overview of how to sign in and declare your concentration.

Explore History 400 Seminars

Your History 400 Junior Seminar will mark your first step towards engaging with the kind of historical research you will conduct for your senior thesis.