Department of History

Department of History 

The Department of History at Grove City College prepares students for graduate and professional study, as well as for careers in teaching, business, politics, journalism and more.  

Rigorous coursework challenges students to select, arrange, and interpret past events, texts, movements and individuals in a fair and objective way, remaining sensitive to differing perspectives.

As developing historians, students use their God-given reason to assess historical events critically and accurately. Well published and highly respected faculty maintain their passion for teaching undergraduates, helping students grow in their understanding of history, ability to think critically, research effectively and write lucidly.

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After Graduation

Students graduating with a B.A. in history are well poised for careers in government service, politics, the military, publishing, journalism, communications, human resources, public relations, archives and museums, historical preservation and restoration, archaeology and more.

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Minor in Interdisciplinary Classics

​Requirements include 21 credit hours of English, Greek, history, philosophy, political science and Latin.

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History Major Leading to 7-12 Certification in Secondary Education

​Students majoring in history leading to 7-12 certification in secondary education  social studies take courses specific to the history major along with the required liberal arts and education core.​​

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Minor in History

​This minor integrates well with a variety of other disciplines such as sociology, political science and economics.

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Related Resources

History students at Grove City College are also encouraged to take advantage of a variety of extracurricular resources such as honorary societies, special trips and study abroad opportunities as a way to deepen their course study.

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History Major Leading to 7-12 Teaching Certification in Secondary Social Studies

Students studying history at Grove City College may also prepare for careers in teaching and education by majoring in history leading to 7-12 certification in secondary education social studies.

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