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Type of Degree: Major, Minor

Learning history isn't just about the past, it's about understanding how the past created the world of today. History majors make great educators, researchers, advocates, and communicators who are able to work in a variety of industries.

Studying the past provides unique insights into the future. Most of the issues facing the modern world, such as economic globalization, terrorism, and political upheaval, are rooted in specific historical events and circumstances. Understanding the roots of these issues helps you understand the issues themselves and makes you a more informed global citizen.

Meet the Faculty

Our students say the best part of Heidelberg is working with their professors. Meet the faculty of this department. 


  • Historic Preservationist
  • Museum Curator
  • Legislative Staffer
  • Foundation Grant Writer
  • Historian


Below is a sampling of courses offered in history. For more information, see the major requirements.

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
World Civilization The Historian's Craft Women in America Historical Methods and Interpretation
History of the US to 1865 The American Presidency History of Africa Politics and History of East Asia
History of the US 1865-Present Modern Europe Renaissance and Reformation Civil War and Reconstruction

For a more detailed academic schedule, or to ask questions about any of our majors, contact the Admission Office at admission@heidelberg.edu or 419-448-2330.


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