Major in history at the University of Mary Washington, and you’ll explore the story of civilizations and individuals, learning what the past can show us about our forebears and ourselves. Based in history-rich Fredericksburg, you’ll have access to the museums, archives and libraries of Washington and Richmond. Expand your perspective through internships and study-abroad opportunities while building your research, analytical and explanatory skills for a problem-solving future.
Please consult the UMW Undergraduate Catalog for specific and up-to-date major requirements.
Undergraduate outcome data is collected by the UMW Career Center each year. The data is then broken down by major in order to determine how many graduates in each major are employed, attending graduate school, or pursuing a different path within 6 months of graduation.
“Knowledge Rate” describes the percent of graduates for which the institution has reasonable and verifiable information concerning the graduates’ post-graduation career activities.
“Career Outcomes Rate” describes the number of graduates who have landed in any of the employment categories (full-time, part-time, internship) in addition to service, military, and continuing education divided by the total number of students for whom an outcome is known.
History Alumni (2018-2022)
Total Graduates: 223
Knowledge Rate: 75%
Career Outcome Rate: 82%
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Where do our alumni land?
- Deutschland Downtown
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
- FutureLaw, LLC
- Feminist Majority Foundation
- Spotsylvania County Public Schools
- Virginia Historical Society
- YMCA Fairfax County
- Friends of the Rappahannock
- Arizona State University
- Bangor University
- Shenandoah University
- University of Mary Washington
- University of Richmond
- Elon University
- Central European University
Alumni Success Stories
UMW alumni are excited to help current students and other alumni succeed in their fields. Below are stories from alumni about their experiences at UMW and after.
History – Alumni Bios & Advice: Interested in learning where our History grads land? Need some alumni advice? Read about our successful Eagle alums here.