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At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we're dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.

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History

As a history major at Cornerstone University, you will study the past to gain insight into the future. Historians are challenged to seek patterns and identify cause and effect relationships in the history they read. You will learn how to draw from various sources, ask and answer critical questions about the past and identify patterns that may drive us into the future.

Degree Type

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Minor

Academic Division

  • Humanities Division

Format

  • Residential

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Internships

We have partnered with several museums and libraries in West Michigan to help cultivate future historians. You will graduate from Cornerstone with a built-in internship experience to prepare you for your future career.

Opportunities

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

Careers

History majors are valued for their critical thinking and attention to detail. Here are some career opportunities available to you as a graduate of the history program.

Opportunities

  • Historian
  • Research analyst
  • Librarian
  • Archivist
  • Administrative specialist
  • Museum assistant
  • Post-secondary history instructor

Program Features

The history program at Cornerstone is designed to inspire your intellect, deepen your character and prepare you to lead in your career with influence and wisdom.

Degree Planning Guide

From caring professors to one-on-one advising appointments, we have resources to support you in reaching your goals and being successful in your classes.

Select the sample degree plan to see a list of the classes you’ll take as a student with a major in history.

History Four-Year Planning Guide (PDF)

Off-Campus Study Opportunities

As a Humanities Division student, you will have the opportunity to study abroad in places such as Ireland, Ecuador, France, Italy, Kosovo, Oxford, South Africa and Spain.

Learn More About Off-Campus Study Programs

Humanities Division Annual Seminar

The Humanities Division provides students from all academic divisions with an annual seminar to discuss topics such as an era of poetry or influential thinkers. This seminar experience also includes an opportunity to study abroad in Oxford, England.

Program Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcomes are the foundation of a CU degree. Explore how our history program prepares you with the essential knowledge and 21st-century skills to reach your God-given potential and become a lifelong learner.

Cornerstone provided me with an amazing opportunity to learn from professors who care both about my education and about the person that I am becoming.

Henry Townsend (’19)

Faculty

CU professors are devoted to the success of our students. Select a faculty member to learn more about their campus involvement, research interests and teaching responsibilities.

Related Programs

The Humanities Division offers a wide range of majors that can be tailored to your interests. Check out other programs related to history.

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Hours

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SAT & SUN: Closed

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Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we’re dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.