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W elcome to Florida Atlantic University's Department of History!
The Department of History includes highly recognized authors of scholarly books, essays and articles in American, European, Asian and Latin American history.  Several faculty members have received teaching awards, and maintain a record of admirable service to the community and the profession.  The remarkable generosity of department donors has led to the establishment of annual department symposia , which has brought top historians and history-making individuals to campus, including Daniel Ellsberg and Madeleine Albright.  The Department offers programs leading to Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees, along with the history minor, and concentrations in Religious and British Studies.  The  Department also offers an internship program , which provides undergraduate and graduate students with opportunities to learn about careers in museums and historical societies.

------For up to date information about the history faculty, students and alumni and department symposia, please see our Annual Newsletter.  

What to do with a history major :  students in history courses acquire critical thinking skills that help lead to success not only in teaching and historical research, but also in a wide variety of careers, including law, medicine, business, and public service.

-----For more information on what to do with a history degree click here

National History Honor Society :  Majors and non-majors are eligible for membership in FAU's award-winning Xi Omega chapter of the National History Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta, provided that they  meet the following criteria:  a minimum GPA of 3.1 in 12 semester hours (4 history courses) and an overall GPA of 3.0 or better.

For more information, direct your inquiries to 561.297.3840, click on our links, or send an email to:

Ben Lowe, Chair
Patricia Kollander,Interim Director, Graduate Program  
Eric Hanne, Director, Undergraduate Studies 
Stephen Engle, Director, History Department Symposia 
Zella Linn, Office Administrator/ Webmaster 


Eshmè Potts '10 Alumnus

Besides analytical skills, I learned patience, timeliness, and insight which brought me to where I am today...

Rhianna C. Rogers '10 Alumnus

The History Department has shaped me into the person and academic I am today...

Robert M. Orr '76 Alumnus

U.S. Executive Director to the Asian Development Bank, with the rank of ambassador

Lauren Selsky '07 Alumnus

My background in history definitely gave me an advantage when I first started...

Michael Ortiz '10 Alumnus

The feedback, guidance, and passion of the History faculty is unparalled...


Oct 18

Annual History Faculty and Graduate Student Reception 3:00 - 5:00 PM, 5th floor Wimberly Library, Boca Raton

Nov 14

Feb 19

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