Study the past to prepare for your future with a history major from Wingate University.

a group of Indians perform a spiritual ceremony at the foot of a large Buddah statueSeems odd, doesn’t it? That studying the past can set you up for a bright future? But that’s just the case when you major in history at Wingate University.

As a history major, you learn from professors with specialties in regions around the world. They enjoy conducting research, but they’re teachers first. From one-on-one tutoring to group problem-solving, you won’t feel lost in any of the history courses you take, all of which you can find listed in our academic catalog.

Classes are small, and you receive personal attention. And you’ll always feel comfortable adding to the discussion.

Outside the History Classroom

You don’t have to spend all of your time in a classroom, though. History majors have opportunities to learn far away from campus by taking W’International trips. History professors often lead these study abroad trips and are knowledgeable guides. As a history major, you can conduct an internship at a location near campus, somewhere in the United States or somewhere abroad. You earn academic credit as you gain career experience.

You conduct research in your history classes and with your senior thesis. These opportunities give you the freedom to learn more about a topic you’re interested in as you tighten your research skills.

Careers in History

Majoring in history helps you develop other skills you need for a successful future. Communication, problem-solving and analytical skills prepare you for a number of career fields, including:

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Business
  • Education
  • Government
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Politics

If you major in history and want to pursue law school, a legal studies minor can prepare you for it. Thinking about majoring in history then going into human services? Consider minoring in women’s and gender studies.

Contact Us

Ready to declare a major in history? Or would you like more information? Drop by Burris Hall or email Dr. Jim Hastings.

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