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Degree awarded: Bachelor of Arts
Total credit hours: 39
Internship/Practicum opportunities: Visit the Career Development Center for internship information.
Thiel College history majors can expect to take courses designed to acquaint you with the origins of contemporary civilization; its political, economic, social and cultural aspects; to awaken a consciousness of other cultures, ways of life and thought and standards of value; to recreate as fully and as accurately as possible significant periods of past history; and to teach you how to find, analyze and interpret historical evidence and to develop a sense of historical perspective.
As a history major in your junior or senior year, you must present at an academic conference or complete a history related internship.
Visit our Academic Catalog (2020-2021) for course listings.
Thiel College offers scholarships to students for reasons such as academic success, community service or involvement, exemplary leadership and more! The scholarships available to history majors are:
Visit our Financial Aid page to learn more about the types of aid available to students.
It's easy to get involved on campus! Joining a student club or organization is an excellent way to meet others and gain leadership experience. A history major might be interested in the following clubs and orgs:
Visit our Campus Life page to see a full list of student clubs and organizations.
Studying history prepares you for a wealth of careers and post-graduate study including museum curating, information management, ministry, education and many more.
Recent Thiel graduates with degrees in history have gone into business, graduate school, law school, and work at the Holocaust Museum and public school teaching. A history major who desires to teach can also obtain elementary or secondary school certification through additional required coursework in the Education department.