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The study of history is about more than just the past. It is about learning what has already been done — the goals accomplished, the wars fought, the discoveries made — in order to understand the present more fully.

MVNU’s history program helps students reckon with the complex present through intensive study of the past, while equipping them for a bright future through the development of transferable skills. History majors will be qualified for successful careers in law, politics, education, museum studies, or other fields requiring a well-stocked mind, a ready pen, and real-world experience.

  • High achievement — MVNU history majors embrace challenges. Every year history majors land valuable internships or graduate in the top one percent of his or her class.
  • Immersive learning — History majors may opt to spend a semester in Washington, D.C. or Oxford, England through the CCCU GlobalEd semester abroad. Students gain historical knowledge of a particular place while experiencing its present culture.
  • Broad relevance — A strong emphasis is placed on developing students’ writing, communication, reading, and analytical abilities, all transferable skills that prepare graduates to excel in a variety of careers.

Check out the catalog for a complete list of the requirements, courses, and objectives for the History program!

Scholarship & Christianity in Oxford (SCIO)

Apply to study literature and culture for a summer or a semester abroad in the city of dreaming spires with the CCCU’s GlobalEd program. Contact your advisor and see the CCCU website for more information:

American Studies Program (ASP)

Live, study, and work in the nation’s capital for a semester with the CCCU’s GlobalEd program in Washington, D.C. Contact your advisor and see the CCCU website for more information:

Departmental field trips to various sites of historical interest occur semi-annually. History majors are also welcome to participate in one of MVNU’s many other service and learning trips.

MVNU has many endowed scholarships available for students of a wide variety of backgrounds and majors.

  • Majoring in history hones your writing, research, and thinking skills and offers broad preparation for a variety of jobs. To prepare for a career in law while majoring in history, choose the Pre-Law Pathway.
  • A degree in history from MVNU serves as a great starting point for a number of careers. History majors become lawyers, archivists, museum curators, high school teachers, park rangers, intelligence analysts for the FBI, writers, and government employees.
MVNU History graduates have worked at:

  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Ohio Attorney General’s office
  • O’Reilly Law Offices
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • Hogan Lovells: Global Lawyers – International Law Firm
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
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