History majors are welcome to contact or stop by the main department office in Denny 219B at any time during regular business hours (the office is open M-F, 8:30 - 12:30 and 1 - 5).  You may also contact the Academic Department Coordinator, Madeline Brown, at 245-1521, brownmad@dickinson.edu.  Please also follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the most recent updates on events, recent accomplishments by our students, alumni, and faculty, and opportunities of interest to history majors.  

Opportunities for Majors

At Dickinson

History majors have numerous opportunities while at Dickinson both to distinguish themselves academically, and to extend their learning beyond the traditional classroom.  

Academic Distinction
Students can achieve academic distinction by pursuing departmental honors, earning election to the Dickinson chapter of the history honor society Phi Alpha Theta, or winning one of the department's annual prizes for academic achievement.

Garrett Internship
History majors have the opportunity to earn a stipend while engaging in hands-on archival research by applying for the Garrett internship, which each year funds a student to work in the library archives for a full academic year.  Information about how to apply is sent via email announcement to all history majors when the application period opens.

History Majors Committee
History majors with an interest in service can apply for a seat on the History Majors Committee, which plays a vital role in the functioning of the department.  Invitations to apply are sent via email to all majors before the start of each academic year.   

After Graduation

In addition to history faculty, the Advising, Internships & Career Center provides information and ideas about planning for life after Dickinson.  Visit the history department alumni page for career profiles of a number of our graduates.