How to Declare

Information for Class of 2026

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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 a dedicated History Writing Group, a welcome picnic in fall, the opportunity to publish in our student-run journal Princeton Historical Review, research funding for your independent work, and more.

Contact Judie Miller, Undergraduate Program Administrator OR Professor Yaacob Dweck, Director of Undergraduate Studies, with any questions.

Step One: Choose History Concentration in TigerHub

Indicate your concentration on TigerHub between March 28 - April 15 and complete your DAPF. If you plan to concentrate in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine (HSTM), 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.

The prerequisite requirement for entering the History concentration is one course at the 200 or 300 level. A second course is recommended (but not required).

Step Two: Sign up for an Advising Appointment

When you are ready to declare, make an appointment with a History adviser. At this meeting you will:

PLEASE NOTE: All History Juniors must take a HIS 400 Jr Seminar in Fall 2024. You may view descriptions for this year's seminar choices. You will not be able to enroll in HIS 400 until you have declared your concentration; seminar sizes are limited. Please have a 2nd and 3rd choice decided before you enroll.

In addition to HIS 400, History concentrators must complete nine additional History courses including a set of thematic and geographical distribution requirements, two junior papers, a senior thesis and senior departmental examination to graduate.

Students who are interested in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine (HSTM) and have questions prior to declaring should contact Professor Katja Guenther, Undergraduate Program Director for History of Science.

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!