Detroit Mercy Museum Studies students at the Michigan Military Museum

At University of Detroit Mercy, our history majors aren't just students, but detectives, researching not only the who, what and where of the past, but also the why. With a solid understanding of modern global and United States history, and how it affects the present, you'll be well prepared for your next step, whether it's career or graduate school.




Great Things At Detroit Mercy

  • Learn how to research the past like a history detective, developing your analytical and writing skills, a must for today’s job market.
  • In addition to the traditional history curriculum, students are encouraged to enrich their understanding of the past through internships and involvement in Phi Alpha Theta History Club.
  • Detroit Mercy is home to two significant research archives, the Black Abolitionist Archives and the Carney Latin American Solidarity Archive. Students are encouraged to use these resources, giving them practical experience in the archives and a great research source for coursework.
  • Small class sizes mean plenty of individualized attention aimed at making sure our students succeed.
  • In the tradition of our Jesuit and Mercy sponsors, Detroit Mercy offers a well-rounded education that

Your Boundless Future

History majors often go into teaching at secondary schools, community colleges and universities. Many history majors continue their education in law school. Others go on to work in museums or become librarians, archivists, researchers, politicians, information managers, advocates, editors or businesspeople.

View the Bureau of Labor Statistics information for these professions.


Contact Info

Roy E. Finkenbine, Ph.D.
Department Co-Chair, History

Featured Alumnus

Bill Pringle '12

“With a faculty that is knowledgeable, helpful, and eager to see students learn and succeed, the History program at Detroit Mercy shapes those who make history every day. The skills and values I learned in my studies are transferrable to countless professional fields, and are integral in my personal life.”

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