A CUW history major focuses on United States, European and non-Western history. From the ancient world to modern Europe, and from the Civil War to baseball in America, studying the history of who we are and how we got here helps us to understand our past and plan for our future.

Why Study History at CUW?

A CUW major in history is flexible and complements other areas of study. The program offers:

  • Small class sizes
  • Caring faculty
  • A Christian background
  • Critical and creative thinking, communication, research and problem-solving skills

Program Facts

  • Years to complete (liberal arts): 4
  • Years to complete (education): 4½

What You’ll Learn in the History Program

Our history degree was designed to help you:

  • understand major events and themes in history
  • expand your worldview
  • gain valuable communication and analytical skills
  • acquire an excellent foundation in liberal arts
  • embark upon graduate studies

Career Choices with a History Degree

A history degree prepares you for a career in a number of fields including:

  • Teaching
  • Federal, state and local government
  • Scientific research and development services
  • Museums and historical sites
  • Civic and social organizations

Areas of Emphasis

Every history major selects an area of study. At CUW, you have three to pick from:

  • U.S. history
  • European history
  • Global history

Complementary Majors/Minors

  • Education
  • Classical studies
  • Theology
  • English
  • Christian thought
  • Political science

Our Curriculum

Our curriculum offers a wide selection of historical time periods and events to study, from modern China to women in America.