History studies past human experience in all its aspects: economic, social, political, cultural, intellectual, scientific and technological. Our temporal scope spans the ancient past to modern times, while cultural and spatial interests involve the peoples of Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas. We provide you with skills that will allow you to interpret the past in a thoughtful, evidence-based manner.

History can be studied as a single major or in combination with other majors and the many certificate programs offered by FIU. We encourage you to build your own learning community by joining Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honors society and help shape our dynamic academic environment.

History majors can also expand their experiences by participating in exciting opportunities (e.g. study abroad or internships) and put their historical training and skills to work from the get go! A history degree is a highly-regarded passport to success across many fields and disciplines and our alumni have a proven track-record that we are very proud of.


See the interview of our alumnus Juan Debesa to suggest what a history degree can do for you.

History majors go on to become much better educated than the average person, filling roles in a wider range of careers than holders of many other degrees.

Paul B. Sturtevant, American Historical Association

Faculty advisor

Our departmental undergraduate faculty advisor is always happy to talk to prospective students about how the department can help you achieve your goals.

Request information

For Summer 2023, please contact Dr. Mansilla above directly via email (Do not fill out the form).