A faculty of enthusiastic historians provides a broad but disciplined understanding of American, British, African American, and European history. Classes range from basic survey courses to unique offerings such as Twentieth-Century Europe in which European culture is studied through film. Mary Baldwin is a sponsor of the Virginia Program at Oxford each summer, which gives students the opportunity to combine travel with the study of literature, history, and society of late 16th- and early 17th-century England.

Students can pursue a BA with a major in history. History also is available as a minor.

History is available through the College for Women in Staunton and through the Adult Degree Program in Charlottesville, Rappahannock, Richmond, Roanoke, South Boston, Staunton, Weyers Cave, and Williamsburg.


Mary Hill Cole

History Professor Goes ‘Undercover’
When the sleuthing historians from the National Geographic Channel were working on a project to shed light on the personal life of Queen Elizabeth I they turned to none other than Mary Baldwin’s own Mary Hill Cole. Read more.