As a history major, you will study the past with the aim of understanding the future. Historical inquiry scrutinizes human action and belief, for better or worse. It seeks to understand the forces and trends that shaped events and actions. The historian critically draws upon a variety of sources. Historians not only learn about what happened, they learn how to ask and answer good questions about the past. At a Christian institution of higher learning, we are especially interested in the story of faith and helping students understand the relationship between faith and history.
Broadly trained and enlightened students have the basic skills for success in almost any imaginable vocation. In particular, students develop skills in research, critical thinking and writing. These skills are marketable in many career tracks.
Download a sample degree plan for a major in History.
- Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
- Grand Rapids City Archives
- Government Agencies
- International Service Organizations
- Law Offices
- Political Campaigns
- Historiography I
- History and Religions of the Ancient Near East
- 2006 | Aviator of Fortune: Lowell Yerex and the Anglo-American Commercial Rivalry, 1931-1946 by Erik Benson, Ph.D.