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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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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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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Undergraduate Research Opportunities

​Students can further develop their knowledge of history through a variety of undergraduate research opportunities.

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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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Lucy Reeher '13 Internship Experience

​Read about Lucy Reeher's '13 internship experience at the Ramsey County Historical Society in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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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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