Your history degree coursework will cover a wide range of historical periods and subjects around the world, ranging from American history to the history of Europe, ancient Rome, India and Africa. Many students explore these countries firsthand by participating in a three-week cross-cultural course or a semester-long study abroad experience.Learn more
The Department of History, Politics and International Relations at Messiah University offers undergraduate degree programs in history, history and teacher certification, public history, and politics and international relations. Our majors promote liberal arts education by helping you develop strong analytical and communication skills. Our academic programs and student opportunities in research, internships and study abroad programs prepare you for graduate study, professional careers, service and citizenship in twenty-first-century church and society.
Immerse yourself in political campaigns, elections, diplomacy, international affairs, public health, immigration, the environment and race relations in our program. You’ll study with Christian faculty who will introduce you to the major sub-fields of political science: American and comparative politics, international relations and political theory.Learn more
As a history major, you can choose to complete the social studies credentialing program.Learn more
Interested in becoming a lawyer? The pre-law minor at Messiah University will prepare you for the LSAT exam and law school by requiring courses in critical analysis, logic, literature, history, business law and constitutional law.Learn more
Collaborating faculty in the Departments of English, Philosophy, History, Art, Music, and Theater and Dance teach classical texts and cultures in light of their diverse societies, authors, artists and subjects. The study of Latin forms the linguistic basis of the Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies minor.Learn more
Students in this minor will reflect on the intersections of their disciplines with digital culture and participate in public humanities projects like the Digital Harrisburg Initiative. Most importantly, you will gain practical and extensive experiences working on digital projects that tell significant human stories for public audiences.Learn more