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College of Arts & LettersDepartment of History

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The study of history is central to a liberal arts education, and provides students with the insights and analytical skills useful to understanding our contemporary world. The history major at Old Dominion University prepares students for careers in government service, law, international trade, education, journalism, and other areas. History majors from ODU have gone on to the Ph.D. in history as well as related fields in the humanities and social sciences. Many of our history majors have become exceptional teachers.

Please feel welcome to explore the various links on this web site for further information about the history program, and to communicate with our faculty members about your interests and plans.

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I came to ODU as a transfer student...I did well in my history courses and was encouraged by some of my instructors to consider getting a graduate degree.

Yucel Yanikdag, M.A. '94

Associate Professor

University of Richmond




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