Mission Statement

The Department of History and Philosophy was established in 1914, and became one of the first University programs to offer the MA Degree.  The mission of the Department is to engender knowledge of the struggles and achievements of previous generations, foster an appreciation of global interdependence and cultural diversity, and produce students with strong communication and research skills. 

Majors from the Department are prepared for graduate and professional programs such as History, International Relations or Law, and they possess an essential foundation for a variety of careers in the public and private service sectors, museum, library and archival work, research agencies and think tanks and in teaching History at the secondary school level.