If you like history, Wilkes is the place for you. Small classes with subjects that span time periods and continents, as well as study abroad options, internship opportunities and individualized mentoring help you meld on-campus scholarship with off-campus experiences.
|Program Type||Format||Credit Hours|
|Major, Minor||On Campus||120 (18 for minor)|
Why Study History at Wilkes?
In studying history at Wilkes, you will join a tight-knit community with full-time faculty historians who bring world perspectives to their classes. They will work with you one-on-one with individualized attention and mentoring, without sacrificing the diversity and breadth of programming offered by larger institutions.
The program offers four specialized yet flexible tracks that help prepare for your career:
- Pre-law/pre-graduate prepares you for advanced study in law, history or other related professional disciplines.
- Public history prepares you for work or study in careers that present history to a non-academic audience including museum curator, archive manager, museum educator and more.
- Secondary education prepares students for careers as secondary education teachers.
- Digital history allows you to learn the skills necessary to present history in a variety of media, including websites and audio and video documentaries.
What Will You Learn as a History Student?
- You’ll develop skills in research and critical thinking, as well as articulating both written and oral arguments.
- Study ancient, medieval and modern world history, early and modern American history, women’s history, cultural history and political and economic history.
- You’ll learn skills that employers are looking for: being able to process large amounts of information and the ability to sift through what is relevant and what is not.
- Learn how to solve problems and construct arguments in support of one course of action or another.