Undergraduate Studies

Kristin Hoganson, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Prof. Kristin Hoganson, 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 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, in which 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 helping 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. 

To learn more about what History@Illinois has to offer, and for any type of advising question, please email history-advising@illinois.edu.  Stefan Djordjevic and I will be happy to answer your questions and meet with you to help you tailor a custom roadmap toward your goals.  Please make an appointment using the online scheduler.

For those of you who have worked with Wendy Mathewson, our Academic Advisor, she has truly delighted in getting to know you, guide you, and see you grow into ever more accomplished students and grads.  We are truly going to miss her as she leaves the department at the end of this week.

Although Wendy is truly one of a kind, you should also know that a search for a permanent replacement is nearing completion and  that in the meantime Stefan and I are available should you need History advising.

With very best wishes,

Kristin Hoganson
Professor &
Director of Undergraduate Studies