About the Program

What is distinctive about studying history at Sweet Briar?

  • One of our newest courses considers the historical foundations of modern Western legal systems and of perennially controversial legal issues. It’s an excellent addition to our pre-law offerings.
  • History majors are encouraged to pursue their academic interests and develop close relationships with faculty and other history majors.
  • Many of our students enroll in the Honors Program to construct independent research projects and delve deeply into specific topics.
  • Students complete internships at institutions where they apply their knowledge to projects that advance the goals of the sponsoring organization.
  • Many history majors study abroad to enrich their understanding of what they have learned at Sweet Briar.