Ghandi once said, “A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.”
Loyno’s history department seeks to do just that. In the pursuit of justice, we guide our students through an exploration of the past and all of its intricacies and nuances. Those higher levels of historical thought can only come through a scholarly search for understanding.
Undergraduate Degree Programs
Bachelor of Arts in History
In our program, you’ll learn to investigate and analyze the historical movements that have shaped contemporary society. Through a broad-based study of the human past, students become familiar with the principal forces of change and adaptation that have marked humanity’s cultural, social, political and economic development.
The Department of History offers two minors.
See what our faculty and students are accomplishing
Philosophy and History Double Major Wins Prestigious Fulbright Award
Philosophy and History double major, Political Science minor Thanh Mai has won a Fulbright award at the Universiteit Hasselt in Belgium during the 2018-2019 academic year. After she completes her time in Belgium, she will begin graduate work in philosophy at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary.
Dr. Rian Thum Earns Three Prestigious Prizes
The American Historical Association has awarded the prestigious John K. Fairbank Prize in East Asian Historyto the History Department's Dr. Rian Thum for his book, The Sacred Routes of Uyghur History (Harvard University Press, 2014).
Dr. Justin Nystrom Releases New Book
In Creole Italian: How Sicilian Immigrants Shaped the Culture of America’s Most Interesting Food Town, Dr. Justin Nystrom explores the influence Sicilian immigrants have had on New Orleans foodways.