Cultural heritage matters.

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.

  • Overview

    • School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
    • Division: Humanities Teacher Education
    • Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts, Minor
    • Format: Residential
    • Location: Grand Rapids
  • Career Opportunities

    A bachelor's degree in history broadly develops your skills, preparing you for success in a range of career tracks and graduate programs.

    • Research
    • Critical thinking
    • Writing

    Relevant Classes

    A well-rounded list of liberal arts and major classes prepare you to excel as an innovative, character-driven professional. And trained advisers provide the personalized, strengths-focused guidance you need to thrive as a college student and complete your degree.

    Download a semester-by-semester class planning guide. This shows how you can finish your degree in four years.

  • Global Internships

    100% of our traditional undergraduate students complete an academic internship or practicum. More than a graduation requirement, this real-world experience helps you explore your calling and gain practical skills for career success.

    With guidance from the Center for Career & Life Calling, our students land internships at trusted businesses and nonprofits around the world.

    • Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
    • Grand Rapids City Archives and Records Center
    • The Potter's House

    Job Outcomes

    Cornerstone alumni are tireless in their passion to influence our world for Christ as servant leaders. You can find CU graduates building lives that matter at workplaces based in West Michigan and beyond.

    • Compassion International
    • Grand Rapids Public Museum
    • Paidia International Development
    • McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum
    • Michigan Conservative Energy Forum