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Study what you love with the Historical Studies major and use the skills you learn to think critically, be a flexible and agile problem solver, and communicate complex ideas to a wide range of audiences. We cultivate students who choose to study the world in which we live and how it has changed over time. You will earn a solid foundation in geography and American, European, and non-Western history, as you select your focus on regions, time periods, or topics that are exciting to you.

Our program can open doors to a variety of careers because you will get personalized mentoring from award-winning faculty members, all of whom are ready to help prepare you to be a future success. We even offer a cutting edge Geographic Information Systems (GIS) certificate with software-based learning applicable to a variety of careers.

We offer a range of opportunities for you to hone and showcase your knowledge and skills including the sophomore historical methods course, exciting internships or student teaching, as well as a study abroad program. During your senior year, you will be able to analyze and synthesize your knowledge, skills, and experience in a capstone class designed to help you articulate your value to potential employers and graduate programs.

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:

Minors and Certificates Offered

Our Faculty

Our Faculty

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.

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Life as a Historical Studies Major

Life as a Historical Studies Major

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.

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Making a Career Out of What You Love

Making a Career Out of What You Love

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.

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