History Major

Thursday, March 6; 5-5:30 PM, join us for a panel discussion on the integration and demise of the Negro Baseball Leagues.
Baseball League
Join the History and Political Science Department on February 13th for a panel discussion on the Civil Rights Act of 1964. See news item below for details
Student Protesters


History majors and minors at USM become familiar with past knowledge, the forces of change and the varieties of historical scholarship that examine cultures and events across all times and places.  As they discover and organize facts, analyze evidence, and apply theory they learn to create meaningful explanations and narratives that support a well-rounded understanding of past human activity and its impact on the world of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. 

News & Events

Lunch Counter Sit-in 1960
The USM History and Political Science Department with Multicultural Student Affairs presents Contesting and Celebrating Citizenship: Commemorating the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Thursday, February 13th, 2014 in the University Events Room, 7th Floor of the Glickman Library at 6:00 pm.
Jie Zhao, Associate Professor of History, contributes opinion piece to the Portland Press Herald. Find the link to the article here.
HSA Flyer
Attention history buffs! Come join us for a trivia night on Wednesday evening, October 30th, from 7:30-9:30 at 200 Payson-Smith Hall. Those interested in History and Political Science should come out for a night of food, fun, and friendly competition. Prizes will be given out to the winning team. Please contact 780-4283 for further information. This event is being sponsored by the History Students Association.

History Internships: A Great Experience

Internships are a great way to help you apply knowledge learned in history courses while gaining the experience and skills needed to succeed in the workforce.  Learn more about internships with the History Department.