Our undergraduate and graduate students are guided in their academic journey by an excellent and diverse faculty, including thirteen recipients of Distinguished Teaching Awards – more than any other unit on campus. Our faculty members claim as their areas of expertise nearly every continent on earth, throughout the chronological span of written history. We also have a number of adjunct faculty from other departments and programs, allowing students to take an interdisciplinary approach to their studies. Whether you are applying to graduate programs, an undergraduate interested in History, or a Washington resident over 60 auditing History courses through the Access program, you will find more information in the links below.
Learn more about what it's like studying History at UW and how to declare and major or minor
Learn more about earning an MA and PhD in History and find resources for current graduate students
Find out how Washington residents sixty years or older may register to audit UW History courses
Peruse our course lists for past, current, and upcoming quarters