Activities and Opportunities

History majors have many opportunities to participate in activities with the department or on their own initiative.


Explore History in the Chicago Area

Looking for some educational fun in Chicago? Here are some ideas.

History Honors Program

Students accepted to the Honors Program will write an honors theses during their senior year, and if the thesis is accepted with a grade of A or A-, the student will be awarded departmental honors.

Independent Study

The independent study course offers students the opportunity for an individualized program of reading, research, writing and oral examination on a particular topic.


History internships offer students the opportunity to earn four hours of elective credit and to receive invaluable experience in a history-related job setting.

McManis Lecture Series

Each year, the McManis Lecture Series offers Wheaton College the opportunity to host both national and international scholars for a series of lectures addressing a specific topic or issue.

Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta is a national History Honor Society with a chapter at Wheaton College.

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