Undergraduate History Council

The Undergraduate History Council (UHC) is a group of undergraduate representatives for history majors and concentrators. They also serve as student advisors to the Undergraduate Education Committee (UNDED). Membership to the UHC is open each fall by application, and members are expected to serve for at least one full academic year (though standard service length is 1.5 years, typically beginning in the spring of the sophomore or junior year). UHC members engage in a number of independent activities intended to improve undergraduates' educational experiences in the department.

Spring 2017 UHC Membership

News and Events

  • Join us this Women's History Month!

Mar 24th at 6:00 PM

  • Congratulations and welcome to our new members: Poorvi Bellur, Spencer Cohen, Jenna Lee, Blake Mueller, James Woodall, and Caroline Zeng!
  • The UHC and the CUJH Editorial Board are in the process of reviving the Columbia Undergraduate Journal of History, which is currently accepting submissions for its 2017 issue. All current undergraduates are eligible to submit one 5000 to 7000 word historical research manuscript. All submissions must also include a professor or teaching assistant nomination, emailed separately to cuhc@columbia.edu. Please email all submissions to cuhc@columbia.edu as a Microsoft Word Document no later than January 15th, 2017. In order to maintain anonymity in the editorial process, the manuscript should contain no personally identifiable information. Please note that the current issue of the journal is slated for release this spring. Thank you for your submissions!


Contact Information

The UHC is on Facebook! We welcome suggestions, comments, questions, and feedback of any sort. The members of UHC can be reached at cuhc@columbia.edu

*For reference, here is a summary of the degree requirements:

Courses in History 9 courses 7 courses
Specialization 4 courses 3 courses
Breadth Requirement 3 courses outside specialization: 1 removed in time and 1 removed in space 2 courses outside specialization: 1 removed in time and 1 removed in space
Seminar Requirement 2 seminars, at least 1 in specialization None