History majors at Misericordia University gain excellent training in the liberal arts, and have several professional specializations available to them.
The mission of the History Department is to reflect and reinforce the disciplinary standards set by the American Historical Association by providing History majors opportunities to develop historical knowledge and the skills necessary to evaluate, interpret, and argue historical and diverse perspectives in order to inform active citizenship.
Majors are trained to evaluate evidence and communicate persuasively, both verbally and through effective writing. Our courses are intellectually stimulating, and can include experiential learning experiences or professional opportunities.
In the History program, we understand the importance of training students to become better global citizens. Our courses are designed to give students a deeper understanding of the past and contemporary society by examining the workings of government, the implications of public and foreign policy decisions, and how each of these have influenced social, cultural, and political experiences of individuals. Our faculty come highly-trained from some of the top research universities in the country, and we take an active role in mentoring undergraduates and encourage them to become leaders in their communities. Students in our programs graduate having honed their critical research and writing skills, and are well-prepared to pursue careers in museums, government agencies, the legal profession, non-profit administration and management, journalism, libraries, education, and a host of other professional paths.
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- B.A. History
- B.A. History (Citizenship Secondary Education Certification)
- B.A. History (History and Media Specialization)
- B.A. History (History for Business Specialization)
- B.A. History (Pre-DPT Specialization)
- B.A. History (Pre-Law Specialization)
- B.A. History (Public History & Museum Studies Specialization)
- 4+1 History B.A./MBA
The History Department at Misericordia University offers four minors for students to further specialize and enhance their education regardless of their major.
The history minor may be taken in conjunction with any degree program to broaden one’s perspective, develop critical judgement, cultivate the ability to reason, and foster intellectual growth.
Political Science Minor
The political science minor offers students interested in law, politics, or government a useful foundation in these areas.
Public History Minor
The public history minor offers students interested in non-profit agencies and historical work outside higher education a useful foundation for a variety of professional paths.
Social Studies Minor
The minor in social studies is intended to enrich and broaden the student’s understanding of the world in which we live.
Valuable Professional Skills
We offer a wide range of professional opportunities designed to prepare students for a diverse variety of future careers.
Student Opportunities & Activities
Check out all of the ways that the History program at Misericordia will keep you engaged and offer hands-on opportunities for you to become career-ready.
Briana Scorey '19
I have developed incredible relationships with professors who care about me and support me as both a student and a person. As an officer of the History Club and member of the Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society [History's honor society], I am able to pursue my love of history outside the classroom and build a repertoire of experience that will help me in graduate school.
Amber Kelley '18
Throughout my four years at Misericordia University, I met incredible professors in the History department who wanted to see me succeed and achieve my career goals. With their encouragement, I have pursued many opportunities that have given me the experience needed to achieve my goal.
It was Misericordia’s wonderful history faculty and captivating history classes that showed me that my true path in life is history. Switching my degree to history my Sophomore year of college was the best decision of my life.