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.

As the Education & Public Program Coordinator at Hale Farm & Village Historical Society, Maggie Wilson feels lucky every day to work in the history field. She contributes her success to Heidelberg's supportive faculty, a well-rounded curriculum, and internship opportunities. 
Maggie Wilson '16

A big part of what makes Heidelberg special is all the support you get. I never once heard from my professors that I couldn't do what I wanted. I knew they believed in me and would help me to the best of their ability.


Our history majors have gone on to discover and thrive in a myriad of professions. We encourage every student to complete at least one internship, and those opportunities often lead to new passions and future jobs. Jobs like historic preservationist, museum curator, archivist, legislative staffer, foundation grant writer, and historian.

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Below is a sampling of courses offered in history. 

  • The Historian's Craft
  • Women in America
  • Politics and History of East Asia
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • The American Presidency
  • Modern Europe
  • Renaissance and Reformation

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

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