Undergraduate Studies

Marc Hertzman
Prof. Marc Hertzman, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Hello, and welcome to Undergraduate Studies in History at the University of Illinois!

We’re proud to be one of the nation’s largest and most dynamic history departments, with a special commitment to excellence in undergraduate education.  While we have professors who specialize in just about every part of the world, we also pride ourselves in offering small classes, where you get to know other students, engage in stimulating conversation and debate, and develop lasting intellectual and professional relationships with renowned historians.

The department prioritizes and helps you develop and nurture your intellectual passions, while also helping you prepare for your post-college life and career.  From internship and research opportunities to cutting edge initiatives like SourceLab, we help you find and pursue your path during and after college.

Wendy Mathewson, our Academic Advisor, and I are eager to hear from you, so please drop us a line and schedule a visit to learn more about what History@Illinois has to offer. 

With very best wishes,

Marc A. Hertzman
Associate Professor &
Director of Undergraduate Studies