- WORK closely with faculty mentors
- BECOME AN ENLIGHTENED and engaged citizen with a Christlike passion for promoting justice, seeking peace and pursuing tolerance in your community
- ACHIEVE a history or political science degree and explore a variety of possible careers
Pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Know Belonging
Join the ranks of the curious, the passionate, the analytical and the informed and pursue a bachelor’s degree in history at NNU. Our multidisciplinary approach gives you a solid historical and political fundamentals foundation while honing your critical thinking, evaluative and communicative skills. As you dive into the rich narratives of the past and learn to weigh and judge events, you’ll also become an informed and active participant in the political process. Don’t just pursue a degree; pursue a sense of belonging in the world through studying history.
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The Benefits of a Bachelor’s Degree in History
- Receive unparalleled support from an institution with a deeply rooted Christian ethos
- Accredited degree allowing professional application of talents in the workplace
- Multidisciplinary program rich in Liberal Arts education from a Christian perspective
- Gain the skills to become an informed and active participant in the political process
- Prepare for a variety of careers
- Small class sizes with supportive professors and faculty
- Develop essential critical thinking, communication and research skills
- Warm and welcoming environment that promotes a lifelong love of learning
The Goals of NNU’s History Department
- Gain essential knowledge from experienced history professors
- Develop critical thinking and analytical skills in history and political science disciplines
- Prepare for successful academic and professional careers
- Become an educated, engaged citizen who applies Christlike principles to everyday life
- Acquire the skills needed for lifelong learning and personal growth
- Learn to think critically, analyze, create and communicate effectively
- Embody Christlike passion in all aspects of life by promoting justice, seeking peace and pursuing tolerance
Additional Information About Our Bachelor of Arts in History Program
History Major Program Information
Our program is designed to develop your mind and equip you with the critical thinking skills needed to navigate the complexities of our ever-changing world. History has a unique way of sharpening your mind, teaching you to evaluate, to communicate and ultimately to judge. These invaluable skills are not just limited to history but can be applied to any professional career you pursue.
Are you ready to be more than just a passive observer of the world around you? Our Bachelor of Arts in History program will transform you into an informed and engaged participant in the political process. Gain a deep understanding of the historical context that shapes our society and become an agent of change.
Upon graduation, the doors to endless possibilities will swing wide open. Whether you dream of making an impact in politics, law, journalism, education or any other history-related occupation, our program will provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel. And if you’re hungry for more, our program also serves as an ideal stepping stone for further study in history.
At NNU, we believe that history is not just a collection of facts and dates but a captivating narrative waiting to be explored. Our warm and inviting faculty are passionate about guiding you through this fascinating journey. They will inspire you to ask thought-provoking questions and challenge you to think critically, nurturing your intellectual growth.
Join us at NNU’s Bachelor of Arts in History program and unlock the door to a world of limitless opportunities. Your future awaits, and you have the power to shape it.
Learning Objectives for History Students
- To help students acquire academic and intellectual expertise in their respective disciplines and majors (Academic Excellence)
- To assist students in the development and application of their skills of critical analysis and research, creativity and communication consistent with a Christian liberal arts education (Academic Excellence and Creative Engagement)
- To develop scholar-servants who are enlightened and engaged citizens and who display a Christ-like passion to promote justice, seek peace and pursue tolerance in their communities (Creative Engagement, Social Responsiveness and Christ-like Character)
- To promote learning as a life-long skill and interest that will enable students to apply their talents professionally and to experience a deeply-rooted sense of challenge and fulfillment in their lives (Creative Engagement and Social Responsiveness)
Career Paths for History Majors
With a degree in history, history graduates will be equipped for positions in politics, law, journalism, education, museums or archives, public service or even entrepreneurship. You’ll gain a thorough understanding of historical events, critical analysis skills and a strong foundation in research and writing.
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Education, Training and Library Occupations
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Frequently Asked Questions About a Bachelor’s Degree in History
Below is a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions that students often have about our Bachelor of Arts in History degree program at Northwest Nazarene University.
What types of skills does studying history at NNU promote?
Step into the rich tapestry of time, navigating the vast landscapes of human history with the history program at Northwest Nazarene University, where the lessons of the past become the tools for your future.
You don’t just read about history; you engage with it here. Our program fosters a deep understanding of historical events and their complexities, enabling you to draw connections between the past and the present. This immersive approach cultivates critical thinking skills as you evaluate evidence, identify patterns and draw informed conclusions.
But we go beyond understanding history. You develop essential analytical skills at NNU, learning to dissect and interpret information precisely. These skills and comprehensive research training equip you to uncover truths and challenge assumptions.
Effective communication is also central to our program. As a historian-in-training, you learn to articulate complex ideas clearly, presenting your findings convincingly to a diverse audience.
Beyond academia, our Career Development services provide personalized support for your professional journey. From resume writing and interview preparation to networking, we ensure you’re ready to translate your skills into career success.
Imagine the possibilities: education, research, law, journalism, public service—the paths are countless. With a history degree from NNU, you’re not just prepared for one career—you’re equipped for a lifetime of opportunities.
So, step into the world of history at NNU, where your passion for the past shapes your future.
What careers are available with a bachelor's degree in history?
A history degree from NNU is more than an exploration of the past; it’s a launchpad for a diverse range of exciting careers. Our graduates have found success in various fields: advertising, promotions and marketing management. They’ve helped unearth the mysteries of our ancestors as assistants to anthropologists and archaeologists and preserved important narratives as archivists.
Our graduates have also made their mark in journalism, reporting on current events with a nuanced understanding of their historical contexts. They’ve brought history to life as museum curators, park rangers and history professors. And they’ve shaped policy and society as politicians.
But the possibilities don’t stop there. With the critical thinking, research and communication skills honed at NNU, our graduates have excelled in law as attorneys and paralegals, in business as human resources managers and education as social studies teachers.
So, step into a future where your passion for the past opens doors to opportunities. With a history degree from NNU, you’re not just ready for one career—you’re equipped for a lifetime of possibilities.
What resources and support systems are available for history majors at NNU?
Welcome to Northwest Nazarene University, where your journey as a history major is not just about studying the past but about shaping your future. Imagine stepping into a vibrant, nurturing community where your passion for history is met with resources and support.
Our Department of History and Political Science is at the heart of this journey. Here, you’ll find a team of dedicated faculty members ready to guide you, providing personalized academic support and mentoring. They are your partners in discovery, illuminating the path as you navigate the fascinating landscapes of human history.
Our Career Development services are another key pillar of support. From exploring different career paths to securing internships and job opportunities, they offer personalized guidance every step of the way.
The Center for Academic Success and Advising further bolsters your academic journey, providing resources and guidance to ensure your success. Our Wellness Center promotes a holistic approach to student well-being, ensuring you thrive academically, physically, emotionally and mentally.
At NNU, spiritual growth is as significant as academic achievement. Our campus offers numerous opportunities for worship, reflection and spiritual exploration, helping you deepen your faith while broadening your intellectual horizons.
But what truly sets us apart is our strong sense of community. You’re not just a student at NNU—you’re part of a family. From shared meals to collaborative projects, we provide countless opportunities to connect, collaborate and create lasting bonds.
So step into a world where your love for history transforms into a vibrant future. With NNU’s robust support system, you’re not just studying history but making it.
How does pursuing a degree in history shape your perspective on current events and the world around you?
Pursuing a degree in history at NNU is an enlightening journey that reshapes your perspective on current events and the world around you. As you delve deep into the annals of time, you unravel the complexities of human behavior and societal patterns. You gain a discerning eye for the undercurrents that shape our world today.
Studying history at NNU sharpens your critical thinking skills. By dissecting past events and their causes, you learn to analyze and interpret present happenings with an informed, nuanced perspective. History ceases to be a mere record of the past; it becomes a lens through which you view the world, helping you recognize recurring themes and patterns in human history.
This exploration of the past also fosters empathy and cultural understanding. It broadens your perspective, immersing you in the diversity of human experiences across different periods and cultures. This understanding cultivates empathy and tolerance, fostering a more inclusive and interconnected world.
Moreover, studying history strengthens your communication skills. You learn to articulate complex ideas clearly and convincingly, enabling you to engage effectively with diverse audiences.
So step into the intriguing world of history at NNU, where the past shapes your perspective, enhancing your understanding of the world and equipping you to make a positive impact.