History Major (BA) and Minor
Our challenging major or minor in history provides opportunities to explore all aspects of history with knowledgeable faculty.
The history program is closely tied to several interdisciplinary programs at Lynchburg, including majors in Africana studies and international relations and security studies and minors in gender studies and medieval and renaissance studies.
What Will I Study?
Coursework covers a range of history, from ancient Greek and Roman civilization to the present day.
Core courses in American, European, and non-Western history, along with historical method, form the basis for the major.
What Kind of Job Can I Get?
Learning about history prepares you for success in government, business, teaching, or many other career paths. History majors are often employed in areas such as:
- Government service
- Historical organizations and museums
- Research institutions
- Religious and philanthropic organizations
- Communications media
- Market research
- Public relations
What Are Some of Our Graduates Doing?
- Intelligence Specialist, U.S. Department of Defense
- Director of Development, Historical Society of West Virginia
- Financial Specialist, U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Park Guide, Lincoln Home National Historic Site
- Musuem Technician, National Park Service
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History Grads Are Attending Graduate School:
- Villanova University
- UNC – Chapel Hill
- Rice University
Adam Dean, PhD
Associate Professor of History
Chair of the History Department
John M. Turner Chair in the Humanities