Resources & Opportunities

Phi Alpha Theta 

Phi Alpha Theta is a nearly 100-year-old American honor society for undergraduate students, graduate students and professors of history. It has a 70-year tradition at Monmouth. Undergraduate students must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours (4 courses) in history, and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.1 in history, and a 3.0 GPA overall to be eligible to join. Majors and non-majors are welcome. 

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We encourage all history students to consider study-aboard options. Opportunities range from two-week short courses in January and May to semester or year-long experiences. As part of our Passport Program, we’ll even cover the cost of your first passport and help with the paperwork. Our faculty can help you research travel opportunities and map out your courses around plans for travel. 

Internship and volunteer opportunities

We encourage students to pursue internships during their college career. We are extremely fortunate to have a history museum right here in Monmouth that offers internship opportunities. The Warren County History Museum internship program is open to all majors and strives to provide an educational experience that will help prepare students for their careers. 

Prizes and awards

The History Department offers the following awards, presented at the annual  Honors Convocation in spring:

Mary Bartling Crow History Prize, for a history major or minor to study abroad

Garvin Davenport Prize, for a student who excels academically in history

Douglas R. Spitz Prize, to recognize a student with interest in public history

William L. Urban History Prize, for the top history research paper