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Why Study History at AU?

The world is open to AU history majors! History classes hone our students' research, writing, and analytical skills. Our home in Washington, DC, offers students unparalleled resources for research, internships, and jobs. The nation's capital is our classroom.

Our outstanding faculty are not only exemplary teachers and scholars, but they are also actively involved with archives, museums, government institutions, and non-profits in DC, across the United States, and around the world. Whether you are interested in working in government, private industry, non-profits, or academia, AU's Department of History offers a stepping stone to a promising career.

View our blog find out more about the Department of History!

Discover the AU Student Historical Society!

The Student Historical Society restores a DC boundary stone from the 1790s.

Engage with local, national, and university history in the nation's capital.

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