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Department of History

Prospective History Students

How to Declare a History Major

"Warriors." Side B from an Attic black-figure amphora, ca. 570–565 BC.

"Warriors." Side B from an Attic black-figure amphora, ca. 570–565 BC. Original held at the Louvre, Paris.

Students interested in declaring a major in history should discuss the major with someone in the department. Email or call the history department (410-704-2923) to see what advisor is available, or contact a professor you know directly. Consult the faculty directory.

If you have decided to declare history as your major:

  1. The first step is to fill out the Change of Major Form (available online).
  2. Then send a a copy to the department Administrative Assisstant, Ms. Pamela Frock ( The Administrative Assistant will assign you to a departmental advisor.
  3. You meet with your advisor to lay out a plan that will enable you to successfully complete the major. View the History Major Requirements to see a list of required courses and a worksheet to help plan your major.


Department of History
Liberal Arts Building, Room 4210 F (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2923
Fax: 410-704-5595






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