You will join a great faculty who would love for you to join us. Your professors are active in their fields and on campus promoting history and other opportunities just for you.
“History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future.” -- Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989), poet, novelist, and student of the American past
Are you interested in cultivating your interest in building a satisfying life and successful career? The study of the world in which we live and how it came to be can be your key. The History and Geography Department will offer you a solid foundation in geography and American, European, and global history as well as the opportunity to focus on regions, time periods, or topics that you find particularly interesting. During your sophomore year you have the opportunity to participate in Historical Methods. You will gain work experience through exciting internships or student teaching and have the chance to study abroad.
The History and Geography Department will empower you to
- Understand how the world in which we live has developed over time;
- Question the complex ways in which individuals, societies, ideas, and physical environments interact;
- Study the sources that underlie events in order to understand their significance and challenge how we understand them.
You will be challenged to read, think, analyze, synthesize, discuss, and present ideas. You will demonstrate your mastery of these skills in a capstone class your senior year. You will develop the skills necessary for success in a wide variety of professions through the courses and experiences in our department.
Degree Programs Offered
The History and Geography Department offers you the following major degree program:
The department offers coursework leading to the following School of Education teacher education programs:
- Secondary Education Certification in Social Sciences (grades 9-12)
- Secondary Education minor, Social Studies minor, and BA in Historical Studies
- Middle School Education (BA - Social Science Emphasis (grades 5-9))
- BA in Middle School Education
What’s it like to be a Historical Studies major? Learn more about the extracurricular events and groups you can be a part of here at Lindenwood. Explore your opportunities for job market experiences and amazing adventures for life long memories.
Our History graduates are employed in a wide variety of positions, from police officers to urban planners, from lawyers to professors, from teachers to international business professionals, and from archaeologists to library managers. A second major or a minor can increase the variety of positions available to you upon graduation.