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History Major

Explore American, European, and World history, focusing on traditional regions, nations, and themes, while developing a solid base of factual knowledge, the ability to logically interpret those facts, and the ability to communicate them confidently.

This exciting degree program explores the complexities of world history, navigating weighty conversations and relevancy to current events through the expert analysis of our esteemed faculty.

A relevant major for current times

A degree in history can prepare you for future work in teaching, archiving, and curating. It can also provide transferable skills to supplement nearly any other academic program or career path.

History teaches you how to make an argument and support it with clear, specific, and well-documented facts gathered from the best available sources. History teaches you how to do research independently. It teaches you how to critically evaluate sources and information, rather than just accepting whatever facts appear. Studying history enables you to develop fundamental skills which are not innate, but learned only through practice and hard work.

A history major is a "trend-proof" endeavor, empowering you with skills applicable to a lifetime of learning and professional growth.

Immersive experiences beyond the classroom

The history program offers unique opportunities to enhance student success in gaining admittance to graduate programs and finding jobs after graduation. Students may serve as tutors for American and European survey classes and as research assistants for projects like the Fourth Century Christianity website and Roman Roads project. Students have interned at such places as Old Sturbridge Village, a living museum in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Plus, the Greater Milwaukee area provides robust opportunities for relevant internships in a variety of fields.

WLC’s history faculty members support students with opportunities for fellowship in the Student History Association. They also recognize outstanding achievement through WLC’s chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta national honor society.

Supportive faculty

Our history faculty have earned graduate degrees from top-level institutions and regularly present at conferences and publish books and articles. Our faculty members are teaching scholars who personally interact with students, involve students in scholarship, and use their scholarship to enhance the student’s experience in the classroom. You'll receive the one-on-one support you desire for crafting a college experience that meets your career aspirations.

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