Department of History

"Siege of Yorktown (1781)." Louis Charles-Auguste Couder, c.1836.

"Siege of Yorktown (1781)." Louis Charles-Auguste Couder, c.1836. Original at the Château de Versailles, France

"I love the history courses I have taken but my (dad/mom/friend/roommate) told me that history majors can't find jobs!"


Undergraduate Programs

Requirements for the history major, history minor, history-geography combined major, and history-secondary education major.

Also: guides to career planning, advising, graduate school, departmental awards.

Prospective History Students

Learn why you should study history, how to declare a history major, and how to transfer credits from other colleges and high school AP courses.


Browse course descriptions in our catalog; plan for future semesters using our four-year schedule of upcoming courses.

Also: independent study, study abroad, and history internships.


Succeeding in History Courses

Advice for students about how to read, write, and think effectively in history courses. Plus how to cite sources and a list of common problems in student papers.

Faculty and Staff

A directory of current faculty and staff as well as a list of recent publications by Towson history professors.

Digital History Projects

The Medieval Baltimore Project, the Gantt Collection of Nuremberg Trial materials, andThe Journal of Historical Studies.


Read profiles of Towson history graduates and connect with fellow alumni.

News and Events

Find out about upcoming lectures, conferences, and events. Follow our updates on Facebook and Twitter.

Contact the History Department

Information about the history department's mailing address, how to contact our staff, plus maps and directions.


Department of History
Liberal Arts Building, Room 4210 F (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2923
Fax: 410-704-5595


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Upcoming courses for Spring 2016 have been updated!

Prof. Koot Sabbatical Talk, Oct. 21, 3:30, LA 2303

Internship opportunities available with the Chris Van Hollen for Senate Campaign

Fall, 2015 - HIST 329: South Africa

Summer Offering: HIST 146, History of the United States Since the Mid-19th Century (Session I)

TU History Alum produces WWI Documentary for exhibition

New Course! History 342: SAILORS, MERCHANTS, SPIES

Prof. Oslund on 'Modern and Traditional Whaling in the Arctic'

New Internship & Fellowship Opportunities Available!

Alumni reflect on their experiences studying history at Towson

Je Suis Charlie: Prof. Dombrowski-Risser on WYPR with Dan Rodricks

Applications now open for Departmental prizes

Prof. Phillips in the Baltimore Sun on Chinese Protests

Prof. Gray's appearence on C-SPAN3, Sat. Aug. 16, 2:15 PM












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