Department of History

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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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Current Students

​Each year, talented students from around the world bring their intellect, work ethic and enthusiasm to Grove City College and make the most of all the Department of History and the campus have to offer.

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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 History

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

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Internships

​Grove City College history students intern at wide variety of museums, historical sites, businesses and not-for-profit organizations.

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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 Interdisciplinary Classics

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

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