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We want your college experience to involve more than just attending classes! Take advantage of our research opportunities to build your resume before graduation, get involved in a department committee to help us shape the major for future students, explore our honor society, and talk to us about internships.

For undergraduates, we offer a major and a minor – both online or in-person or a mix of both types of classes! Our program offers maximum flexibility in choice of class format and in choice of courses. Students are required to take courses that cover historical content from different time periods and places but have many options within the categories.

The department also offers several scholarships and awards to undergraduates and our majors are eligible for additional scholarships offered by the Dean’s Office for the College of Letters & Science.

Contact Us

Prospective Students (not yet enrolled at UWM)

Prospective students, contact our admissions counselor at or 414-229-7711.

Current Students

General questions such as how to declare, how to change a major, general education requirements, etc. should be directed to the College advising office at or 414-229-4654.

Specific questions about History, such as research opportunities, internship opportunities, major requirements, etc., should be directed to Lex Renda.

Undergraduate Programs

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MajorOn Campus, Online
Program Details
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MinorOn Campus, Online
Program Details

Ready to Declare?

Select the declaration that’s right for you, and you will find more instructions on how to declare and what to expect.

Recommended Resources for Undergraduates

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Understand who your advisors are and the ways they help you successfully navigate college life.
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The History major and minor are available for completion entirely online. Learn more about how the online program works
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Student-led independent study is available with pre-approval of a faculty member who will supervise the independent study.
View Independent Study
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Experience matters just as much as a degree. Learn about internships for students in History.
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Opportunities abound around the world for students to live and study outside of the U.S. for a few weeks, a semester or a full year.
View Study Abroad
Understand how to create a scholarship application and sources of funding.
View Scholarships & Awards
Earn honors in the major or join the UWM Honors College.
View Honors
See what our alumni have done with their History degrees.
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Find friends with similar interests through career-oriented organizations, social clubs, and community activities.
View Organizations
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See all the options for electives and sample syllabi.
View Courses
Tutoring, accommodations, mentor programs, and more.
View Help
Some of our favorite history-related web sites!
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Campus Resources

UWM offers a wide range of on-campus resources, such as academic support and mental health resources. Students also find community within our student centers.

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