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History Major

A major in History at Grace College will explore the ins and outs of the world’s exciting, complex past. As you consider an array of colleges with History majors near you in the midwest, be assured that when you find your way to Winona Lake, Indiana, you will discover a top college for History taught with a Christian worldview. A Grace College History degree will help you make workable connections between the ancient and the modern world, preparing you to weigh questions and create conversation in a Christian college context. 

This program is for you if you are serious about creating an impact in a History career. With a bachelor’s degree in History, you will be required to get real-world experience ensuring you are equipped for jobs in teaching, archiving, curating, and countless other areas.

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. 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.

Future Historian, the way forward is Grace.

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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Featured Staff

Grace College History Professor Jared BurkholderContributes to Faith and History Devotional

Jared Burkholder, Ph.D.

Professor of American and World History; Program Director, History and Political Science
burkhojs@grace.edu
Mark Norris

Mark Marston Norris, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Arts and Sciences; Professor of European and World History; Pre-law Advisor; Director, Winona History Center
norrismm@grace.edu

The faculty at Grace College truly lived their lives in a way that allowed the light of Christ to shine through them. Grace College prepared me not only to teach in the classroom but to be a lifelong learner, especially in my spiritual walk.

Lenny Krebs, Grace College Alumnus
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of history majors complete hands-on learning experiences

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different career fields chosen by history majors across the nation

1000

visitors who visit the Winona History Center and Billy Sunday Historic Home annually

History Degree at Grace College

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Being a transfer student, I felt God leading me to Grace because of its great academic programs, amazing professors, and its ever-present integration of faith and learning.

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