History: The Wisconsin Experience

The “Wisconsin Experience” describes the unique educational experience UW-Madison undergraduates receive both inside and outside of the classroom. History majors at UW-Madison have a wide range of opportunities available to help them make the most of their major and carry the study of the past beyond the boundaries of the classroom.


ARCHIVE is an award-winning journal of historical work published annually by the UW-Madison chapter of Phi Alpha Theta. Check out ARCHIVE’s website to view past volumes and find out how you could be published.

Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta is a national history honors society whose purpose is to promote the study of history and to bring students, teachers and writers of history together in intellectual and social ways. Check out the UW-Madison chapter’s page for more information.


Find out more about the scholarships, prizes, and research fellowships offered by the History Department.

Study Abroad

History is a great major for students interested in studying abroad due to its flexibility and because study abroad experience counts toward the History Major – Global Track. Find out more on our major advising page.

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