The study of History enables students to understand various movements and influences that throughout time have shaped and formed the world in which we live. It explores the influence of culture, religion, politics, economics, and other forces, largely from the emergence of written texts to the present time. It includes inquiry into the formation of western civilization as well as the formation and intersections of global civilizations.
Why Major in History at CMU?
At CMU, significant attention is also given to the history of Christianity, but the courses that most specifically address this area appear under Biblical and Theological Studies. Studies in History prepare students for careers in government, journalism, archival work, and education.
At CMU, you can study History as a four-year
major (minimum 48 credit hours), a three-year major
(minimum 30 credit hours), or a minor (minimum 18 credit
hours) within the Bachelor of Arts.