History

History

A Relationship Between Faith and History.

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.

What can I do with a major in 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.

How can I complete my degree program in four years?

Download a sample degree plan for a major in History.

4 Year History Degree Plan

With a major in History, what classes will I take?

  • HIS 451 – Historiography I
  • HIS 432 – History and Religions of the Ancient Near East

Where are internships and partnerships available for students in the History program?

  • Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
  • Grand Rapids City Archives
  • Government agencies
  • Law offices
  • Political campaigns
  • Businesses
  • International service organizations

Scholarship Opportunities for History Majors:

Visit www.HistoryDegree.com/Scholarships for a free, comprehensive database of scholarships for anyone interested in pursuing a degree in history. The directory filters scholarships by a variety of characteristics, ensuring students find ones for which they are eligible. Cornerstone University also offers several institutional scholarships. Visit the Scholarship page for more information. 

What are graduates of the History program doing now?

Recent graduates are working in business, law offices and web management companies. The skills noted above are in demand and are often not developed in more vocationally focused programs. In effect, they translate well into many fields, and thus equip history students to explore many options and plot their course in life.