Located in the Hellems Arts & Sciences Building on the University of Colorado, Bouder Campus, the Department of History includes over thirty full-time faculty representing a variety of specializations in the history of the Americas, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe. The Department of History typically attracts approximately 600 undergraduate majors every year and provides graduate programs in American, Asian, and European history.
Perhaps now more than ever we feel that a thorough knowledge of history is vital for advancing civic discourse and political awareness in our society. We encourage prospective students to learn more about the broad-ranging skills that the discipline of history conveys to inquiring minds. By helping students not only to understand the past but also to develop critical thinking, analytical, and writing skills, we prepare students for entry into an increasingly complicated society that demands the abilities to think and to adapt.