Rooted in research and citizenship, history students discern why past cultures developed as they did.
The history program at Sweet Briar College provides students with support and guidance while improving their critical thinking and research skills.
Rooted in knowledge of both humanities and the social sciences, history is fundamental to a liberal arts education. Historians gain understanding of our complex world by examining how and why human experiences change over time. By analyzing the past to discern why cultures developed as they did, students become informed, thoughtful and engaged citizens of the present.