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Welcome to the Department of History

Welcome to the Department of History. As scholars of the past, we believe that the study of history is exciting, vibrant and vitally relevant to understanding the world in which we live, and the future we are creating. Through intense classroom contact, innovative teaching methods and extensive student research projects, we instill in our students human values, critical thinking skills and an appreciation for the complexities of issues that have been of perennial importance.

History major excavates career path

History major Samantha Martinez talks about her experience at an archaeological dig in Bermuda last summer, a trip which gave her training, skills and the confidence that archaeology is the career path for her. 

Our History program at Pacific offers range and depth in our course offerings and a chance to study in small classes with great faculty members who love what they do. Students have the opportunity to meet and work closely with a faculty of internationally recognized scholars committed to providing students with the knowledge and skills necessary for success in many professions. Our students graduate with the ability to understand how the events of the past, reality of today and direction of the future inseparably connect.

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