History helps us understand the past so we can explain the present and gain insights into the future. History enables us to make sense of a complex world and provides us with a sense of identity. And history trains us to reason and weigh evidence, to consider multiple interpretations, and to forward our own ideas with vigor, precision, and confidence.
At Siena, your education isn’t confined to the classroom—it happens in museums and libraries. It happens at historic sites here and abroad. It happens in the real world, with plenty of real-world experience along the way. Here, you have immediate access to active scholars and professionals, historic documents, recordings, and artifacts. And you’ll be trained to discover—and make sense of—important historical resources.
The study of history provides the overview necessary for understanding the world, and the skills desired by employers and graduate programs. It teaches you to write, criticize, and analyze. Siena’s history graduates enjoy successful careers as: