History Fundamentals

History offers us the way to understand and recapture the past as we strive to shape the present and the future.

  • Courses provide the fundamentals of historical training and help develop critical thinking skills.

Our Faculty

  • are innovative and interactive
  • dedicated to excellence in research and service

Akron Advantage

Hands-on Research

Experience history firsthand through our research facilities:

  • Pan African Center for Community Studies
  • Sally Miller Center for the Humanities
  • Journal of Northeast Ohio History offers editorial experience and publication opportunities

Real-world Experience

Gain practical professional experience through UA's optional cooperative education program. Through co-op, you’ll alternate semesters of work and school while earning a competitive salary. 

Recent placements include: 

  • Hale Farm and Village
  • Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
  • Western Reserve Historical Society
  • City of Akron Planning Department
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • Akron Beacon Journal
  • Cleveland Orchestra

History Student Organizations

Interact with other history students and professionals in the field through organizations such as: 

  • Phi Alpha Theta (history honorary)
  • Pre-Law Club
  • College Democrats
  • College Republicans
  • Associated Student Government

Sample Curriculum


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