"The professors are always there to help, which is an important part of
anyone's learning. My professors always went above and beyond, and they
made themselves available to me. This was key to my successes at MCLA."
Corbin Apkin '13
History at MCLA
In our programs, you can work with dedicated faculty, choose from a wide variety of courses, learn in small classes, and pursue special experiences outside the classroom such as internships, travel courses, and undergraduate research.
Perhaps most importantly, you will learn to communicate clearly in both speech and writing.
Why MCLA is Different
You may choose a Major or Minor in History; many of our students combine their study of history with a major or minor in Political Science and Public Policy. The department also hosts an interdisciplinary minor in Women's Studies.
Professors offer travel courses every year, usually to Asia (the Great Wall of China is pictured below) and Europe, that enrich your education with personal experiences overseas. In addition, you can benefit from the rich historical resources found in the North Adams area, including the many nearby museums and institutions that offer internships, research opportunities, and volunteer or paid positions.
Within the MCLA community, you will have the opportunity to interact with students and faculty in the History Society and the MCLA chapters of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society.
Your degree in History prepares you for a wide variety of careers and graduate school possibilities. Many of our majors choose to teach, but others enter fields such as business, public service, and law.
Dr. Anthony Daly, Department Chair