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History Major

Whether you’re interested in the ancient world, medieval and European history, American studies, world history or even public history, you’ll find this is an exciting degree program with plenty of potential for academic and professional careers. Through course work and close cooperation with professors, students are challenged to consider issues of Christian faith and values within the process of understanding the past.

The History major offers students a wide range of courses in American, European and world history. This degree is recommended for those who want to build professional skills through studying the past as well as those who want to pursue graduate school in preparation for a wide range of academic careers. The major culminates with the History Capstone Seminar and a senior thesis. Beyond a solid academic base in the historical discipline, this degree program includes substantial opportunities for field experience that supplements coursework with practical knowledge that will last a lifetime.

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Educational Focus

  • Museum Studies
  • Public History
  • Archaeology

Internship Opportunities

  • The Winona History Center (includes Billy Sunday Historic Home)
  • Morgan Library Archives and Special Collections
  • Teaching or Research Assistant
  • Local and Regional History Museums

Career Opportunities

  • Teacher or Professor
  • Librarian
  • Archivist
  • Curator
  • Ministry
  • Business or Management
  • Media and Communication
  • Lawyer
  • Civil Service

History Major is a Good Fit for Those Who Are:

  • Attracted to Other Times and Places
  • Interested in Helping Others Learn
  • Drawn to Research and Writing
  • Fascinated by Human Civilization and Diversity
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