The History major at UMF encourages you to step outside your own cultural and social experiences to examine past events from a fresh perspective, helping you to realize there are multiple ways to view historical events and their impact on the present and future. You’ll learn to debunk myth and to create it anew. For a full description, visit the UMF catalog (2023-2024).

How do I explore History at UMF?

There are many ways to explore a major. You could:

  • Review the webpage for this major.
  • Talk to faculty members in the major. Ask about their career path.
  • Choose a class of interest and contact the faculty member to ask about going to one of the classes.
  • Talk with students in the major for insights into the courses you will take and professors who will instruct you.
  • Enroll in one of the following courses: HTY 103 US History or any HTY course.
  • Get involved by joining a club or volunteer with an organization.
  • Volunteer or intern with an organization that is aligned with this major.
  • Talk with a Career Counselor.

What careers can I get with this major?

Data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and other sources. Median Salaries for positions in Maine typically fall below those of other New England states.

What jobs have UMF graduates acquired?

Division Chief of NCIS, Peace Corps, TEFL Teacher, Assistant Clerk at State of Maine, Communications officer at a private University, Director of Residential Life at Boston College, Staff Attorney at Maine PUC, Portfolio Manager at FWDSL & Associates LP, Assistant Director of Residence Life, Communications Project Manager at Bates College, Assistant Director of Employer Development, Boy’s Varsity Lacrosse Director/Head Coach Gould Academy, Assistant Director of Admissions at University of Maine at Farmington, District Director of Maine’s 2nd District, President at Evolution Enterprises LLC, Library Staff at Dartmouth College, and others.

Can I minor in History? Are there related majors at UMF?

Yes, UMF has minors in History, Latin American Studies, Anthropology, Legal Studies, Political Science, and many other choices. Majors related to History include other social science majors such as Political Science and International & Global Studies. Also, many students major or double-major in Secondary Education Social Science. Read more about majors and minors.

How do I declare this major?

Contact Dr. Michael Schoeppner, Roberts Learning Center,, 207-778-7456 to discuss your interests. To apply to the major, complete a change of major form (available in Merrill Center or any academic office). A C- or higher is required in all HTY courses.

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