History at Greenville University
Study the past to better understand the present! The bachelor of arts in history equips you to succeed in graduate school or in a wide range of professions that require critical thinking, clear communication, and ethical conduct. These include politics, government, business, education, public, media, and many more.
The foundation of the History major consists of a sequence of introductory courses in world history and American history. Students build on this foundation through a number of upper-level electives on topics ranging from the ancient Mediterranean world through the contemporary United States. The program culminates in one of two options for a capstone experience: History majors can choose between writing a work of original historical research under the guidance of our faculty, or they can complete an internship experience that involves practical historical work with an outside organization or institution.
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Critical and creative thinking
Learn how to write clearly, think critically, and solve problems. Become skilled at developing and defending ideas through research and strong communication. Engage in dialogue that integrates the study of the past with current issues in politics, society, and economics.
Deepen Your Education
We’re a liberal arts school. That means you get a holistic education that introduces you to many subjects and ideas, helping you grow your interests and skills.
Learn to incorporate your faith into both your studies and your career.
Study in Israel
Stand on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, walk the streets that Jesus walked in Jerusalem, and visit other biblical sites in a three-week exploration of the land of Israel. Study scripture against its historical and geographical backdrop.