Department of History

Varner Hall, Room 416
371 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
(location map)
(248) 370-3510
fax: (248) 370-3528


Professor Don Matthews
Graduate Adviser
404 Varner Hall
(248) 370-3525

Professor Elizabeth Shesko
Undergraduate Adviser
403 Varner Hall
(248) 370-3529

Advising & Honors

Departmental honors may be awarded to graduating majors for outstanding achievement in history as evidenced by faculty recommendations and high grades. There is no statutory grade point minimum for honors, but the award is not normally made to students with less than a 3.50 GPA in history. Inquiries should be addressed to the Department of History, 416 Varner Hall, (248) 370-3510.

Students are eligible for membership in Phi Alpha Theta, the Oakland University chapter of the international honor society in history. Students are selected for membership on the basis of academic achievement.