History Department

Rising Senior Gains Global Perspective through Internship Rising Senior Gains Global Perspective through Internship
Joseph Lantagne '16 traveled to New York City this summer for an eight week internship with the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC). Full Story...


Students Participate in Philanthropy for Military ServiceStudents Participate in Philanthropy for Military Service
A line medic in the National Guard, Matthew Molesky '16 has been hard at work this summer for the United Service Organization (USO), whose mission statement is simple: "The USO lifts the spirits of America's troops and their families." Full Story...


Itself steeped in over 200 years of history, Hampden-Sydney College knows that the study of history is hallmark to the pursuit of self understanding and a liberal arts education. The History department offers a variety of courses in African-American, American, Asian, European, Latin American, and Middle Eastern history, as well as a required survey of Western Civilization. A history major is a good foundation for careers in teaching, law, and public affairs.

The requirements for a major in History are 33 hours in History courses, including 9 hours in United States history, History 101, 102, and one additional course in European history, and 6 hours in areas outside of Europe and the United States. History 499 and 6 elective hours compose the remainder of the major.
All 300- and 400-level courses are open only to juniors and seniors, or others with the consent of the instructor.