How to Declare

Information for Class of 2023

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The Department of History offers the opportunity to explore your interests through scholarly research, regular interaction with peers and faculty, and consistent support and guidance throughout your time in the department.

In addition, we offer unique opportunities such as small informal dinners with faculty at Prospect House, a welcome picnic in the fall, and a weekly newsletter just for you.

Contact Judie Miller, Undergraduate Program Administrator, with any questions.  

Due to the extenuating circumstances related to COVID-19 please follow these steps if you would like to declare for History.

Steps:

1. If you should have any questions prior to declaring, please email Professor Janet Chen, Director of Undergraduate Studies, OR Judie Miller, Undergraduate Program Administrator.

2. Indicate your concentration on the Registrar’s website between March 25 - April 13.

3. One business day after you have declared your concentration, your DAPF will be available for you to complete in TigerHub. You do not need to get final approval before you enroll in classes but we do ask that you complete your DAPF for our records. Once you have formally declared your concentration we will have access to your DAPF and be better able to answer any specific concerns you may have.

In addition, if you plan to concentrate in History of Science, you may indicate this by selecting a sub-plan in TigerHub. The election of a sub-plan is optional; you may leave the field blank. If you are unsure about which sub-plan to elect or if you have questions, contact Judie Miller.

4. Enroll in Fall 2021 courses on TigerHub on April 14. PLEASE NOTE: All History Juniors must take a HIS 400 Jr Seminar in Fall 2021. You may view descriptions of seminar choices here. You will not be able to enroll in HIS 400 until you have declared your concentration; seminar sizes are limited.

In addition to HIS 400, History concentrators must complete nine additional History courses, including a set of thematic and geographical distribution requirements.

5. Students who are interested in History of Science and have questions prior to declaring should contact Professor Jennifer Rampling. The Registrar does not have a designation for History of Science separate from History, but we track History of Science students within the department in accordance with that concentration's specific requirements. 

Have Questions?

If you have any questions feel free to contact History's Undergraduate Program Administrator, Judie Miller, or visit our Contacts page.

Welcome to History!