Hamilton College prepares students for lives of meaning, purpose, and active citizenship. Guided by the motto “Know Thyself,” the College emphasizes intellectual growth, flexibility, and collaboration in a residential academic community. Hamilton students learn to think independently, embrace difference, write and speak persuasively, and engage issues ethically and creatively. One of America’s fir...st liberal arts colleges, Hamilton enables its students to effect positive change in the world.
The goal of Hamilton's History Department is to introduce students to the histories of a broad range of cultures, peoples, places and times while honing their skills in writing, speaking and research.