Combine valuable skills and creativity

History may take inspiration from the past, but here you do history.

Scour primary sources. Excel at organizing, scheduling and keeping notes. Develop a research project that will lead to graduate school or a promising career right after graduation. Travel to conferences to present your work. Explore local historical sites. Work both with antique sources and the latest digital technology.

Do it all—here.

Debate issues from various perspectives. Find your place in the world while acquiring 21st-century skills relevant to many careers.

History majors are preparing to:

  • Practice law
  • Direct financial institution
  • Work in higher education
  • Teach
  • Pursue graduate degrees
  • Work in museums
  • Run a company

See history in action

Connect with people, and hear their personal history and how they fit into the larger historical narrative. Our students regularly have internships at renowned museums and libraries—both domestic and international.

We offer a diverse selection of courses, covering every continent and studying topics as varied as gender, medicine, hip hop, clothes, war, race, revolution, movies, food and many other things you might not expect in a history class. Adding a second major or minor is easy and broadens options for your future. And our interdisciplinary minors, like museum studies and africana studies, help you gain a better understanding of important topics in today’s world.

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Department of History

514 University Ave.
Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870

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Steele Hall

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570-372-4734

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