Students at Harpers Ferry

History (B.A.)

  • Major
  • Minor

About this Program

The Hood College history department offers a wide array of fascinating courses about the human past, covering periods and subjects from the ancient world through recent American and global topics. Our faculty members enjoy working closely with students in small classes, research projects, internships, and independent study projects. 

Program Overview

As a liberal-arts discipline, the study of history prepares students for life and work by training them in critical thinking, research, information literacy, writing, argumentation, and presentation skills. While many history students go on to work in education, museums, or other historical fields, many others find their careers in law, government, business, the media, and the nonprofit sector. Historical study is a broad, flexible training that fits a person for all sorts of roles in a rapidly changing world and workplace. 

At Hood, our history students often explore historical topics not only in the classroom but also at local worksites, through internships at such locations as Frederick Historical Society, Harper’s Ferry National Historical Park, the Walters Art Museum, the Monocacy Battlefield, the Schifferstadt Architectural Museum, or the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.

History Concentration

  • Public History

Degrees Offered

  • BA
  • Minor

Department Offering

Related Graduate Programs

Program Contact

Assistant Professor of History, Department Chair


Our faculty...

publish books and articles, travel internationally, bring research into the classroom, and advise and mentor students daily. They represent a wide range of interests and strengths; their primary concern is teaching.

All Faculty
Corey Campion

Corey Campion

  • Associate Professor of History and Global Studies
  • Program Director, Master's in Humanities