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School of Arts and Sciences

History Major

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Earn a History Degree in Downtown Pittsburgh

Maybe you think in decades instead of days. Maybe you like to look back to see what you can learn from the past and relate it to the present. As a history major, your course work will emphasize U.S. and world history, economics and political science, as well as a range of general college electives that focus on career preparation, journalism or pre-law.

Practical internships are available to prepare for careers ranging from archivist, curator and conservationist, to historian, journalist and teacher. History students at Point Park University have access to an array of world-class museums and national historical sites in Pittsburgh and the region, including the Senator John Heinz History Center, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Fort Pitt Museum, Fort Necessity, Fort Ligonier, Meadowcroft (the oldest site of human habitation in North America) and more.

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Pictured is Visiting Assistant Professor, Jehnie Reis, Ph.D.
Step back in time with Jehnie Reis, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor of history.


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Course Offerings

You will receive a well-rounded education through Point Park's core curriculum and classes in the history major. Some of the courses in the Bachelor of Arts in history program include:

    • Pennsylvania History: Focus on Pittsburgh
    • History of the 1960s
    • History of the United States
    • History of England
    • History of Modern Russia
    • Twentieth Century Europe
    • Adolf Hitler and Naziism
    • Military History
    • World War II
    • Regional Studies: India
    • Regional Studies: Africa
    • History Practicum

      For a comprehensive list of program requirements and course descriptions, see the program guide and School of Arts and Sciences course descriptions.

      Jobs for History Majors

      With a history degree, you will have the option to pursue various career opportunities, such as:

      • Archivist
      • Curator
      • Conservationist
      • Historian
      • Information retrieval specialist
      • Journalist
      • Librarian
      • Teacher