Read what graduating senior CHAYA HIMMELMAN has to say about majoring in History!!

History is inherently interdisciplinary, so when I study history I study art, culture, political science, literature, and anthropology.  I feel that although I have the opportunity to study a wide range of subjects, I am also able to delve deeply into specific time periods and specific events, making my experience both focused and general.  Majoring in history has taught me how to write and how to research, which are skills I know will be useful in my professional life.  The Barnard History department is one of the best departments at Barnard and Columbia, providing me with interesting courses, intelligent insights, and a ton of academic support!