Study the human story on our Florida campus
At Eckerd College, history isn’t a one-size-fits-all major. Close mentoring means our professors will inspire you with their passion and push you to find and hone your strengths. They’ll help you tailor your history degree to your goals — whether with an internship at the Smithsonian, a research trip to Morocco or a double-major in political science, international business, philosophy, religious studies, literature or one of several languages.
Our history degree prepares you to thrive in fields ranging from law, journalism and teaching to intelligence gathering.
At Eckerd College, we approach history from many directions. Our cutting-edge analytic courses allow you to view history through the lens of environmental studies or gender and race theory, for example.
Jump-start your first year
Apply for the Tluszcz First-Year Research Associateship to earn a $1,000 stipend and work with faculty on research projects. Mark Tluszcz ’89 graduated from Eckerd with a double major in History and International Business. An early investor in Skype, he was featured on the Forbes Midas List of Top Technology Investors and currently serves as the chairperson of Wix IPO.
Better learning, better outcomes
Because Eckerd is a small liberal arts college, your professors will get to know you individually. This pays off in better learning for you and success after graduation.
In Their Own Words
“Excellent professors, close mentoring relationships, and plenty of opportunities for individual research. I really learned not just how to study history but how to become a historian at Eckerd.”
— Randy Browne’06
Assistant Professor, Xavier University History Department
Beyond the Classroom
- Computer History Curator Intern, Smithsonian Institution
- Artifacts Intern, Florida Holocaust Museum
- Historical Journalist, Midtown-Greenhouse Project
- Housing Intern, National Foundation for Credit Counseling
- Manager of GreenCriminology.org, IGCWG
- Marketing Intern, City of St. Petersburg
- Sunshine Through Golf Intern, CDGA
Crazy about the Civil War? Fascinated by the Middle East? Explore any topic through one-on-one study with your professor. Recent independent studies include French Communism and Empire: the Riff War, 1921-1925 and Peasant Revolt and Indigenous Politics in Latin America.
Spend five weeks in Takamatsu, Japan studying the environmental threats facing this port city. Or head to Morocco for Modernization and Sustainability in the Atlas Mountains. Or choose from more than 300 other destinations offered every year.Study Abroad Pics on Flickr
See the world and do good by joining Dr. Adam Guerin on spring break service in the Caribbean. Recent trips include Permaculture in Puerto Rico, Health and Children in Nicaragua and Sustainable Amazon: Ecuador.Service Pics on Flickr
Empire and the Environment
This course explores the rise of the modern colonial economy with a focus on use (and abuse) of natural resources and the attitudes of invaders toward their surroundings.
Women and Gender in America
Explore feminist theory, as well as women’s movements, women’s health, birth control and images of women in literature and film. Track the changes in the American woman’s position over time.
What can I do with a history degree?
- Foreign service officer
- Historical researcher
- Intelligence analyst
- Museum curator
- Public Relations professional
Where our history majors go to grad school
- Chicago State University
- Colorado State University
- Stetson University College of Law
- Stony Brook University
- SUNY Albany
- University of Central Florida
- University of South Florida
- University of Tampa
Where our history majors go to work
- Aspire Public Schools
- CA Technologies
- Camino Nuevo Charter Academy
- Chattahoochee Riverkeeper
- Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
- Clarivate Analytics
- CoventBridge Group
- Delta Airlines
- Direct Dimensions
- Henry B. Plant Museum
- Lancit Digital Media
- Lexolution LLC
- Massachusetts Department of Revenue
- McClure and Kornheiser
- Smithsonian Institute
- The SSL Store
- University of the Virgin Islands
- Unreel Entertainment
- WUSF Public Broadcasting