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The History major prepares students to work actively in fields related to history, or to pursue graduate and doctoral work in their chosen area of historical study, law or other related fields.

More than 40 courses are offered, with particular focus on American, European and East Asian history, and opportunities for independent study or internships are available.

Beyond the Classroom

Students have a wide array of opportunities for research, internships, conferences, and networking beyond the classroom that give them an advantage to prepare for life after W&J.

Research and Internships

  • Washington County Historical Society
  • Library of Congress
  • Heinz History Center
  • Defense Department
  • Gordon E. Swartz History Fellowship


  • Museum curators/directors
  • Social studies teachers
  • Lawyers
  • Business people
  • Journalists
  • College professors

History Faculty

Victoria List, Ph.D. portrait

History Department Chair

Victoria D. List, Ph.D.

Victoria D. List, Ph.D. is a professor and chair of the Department of History at Washington & Jefferson College.


History Department Events

“I Got My History Degree… What Now?” Alumni Panel

November 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
60 S Lincoln St
Washington, PA 15301 United States

History Program Downloads

History Program Sheet

Version: 2019