School of Humanities & Behavioral Science
Anderson University’s history program is rigorous and intentionally strives to help students become critical thinkers with strong research and writing skills – abilities that will serve them well in both post-graduate work and in a wide variety of professions, including banking, the law, government, non-profit organizations, and public service.
Anderson University’s history program offers interested students the opportunity to learn from published scholars in a wide variety of historical fields.
Course offerings include European history, all areas of American history, and many fields of world history, including China, Japan, Russia/Soviet Union, the Middle East, and Latin America. Additionally, the department offers classes that have a broad appeal, such as Baseball in America, the Civil Rights Movement, the Jewish Holocaust, Slavery in America, the American Family, Women in the World, and the History of World War II.
Traditional undergraduate students that receive financial aid, like scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study employment.
Students participating in trips spanning six continents, 102 countries, and 27 states through our Tri-S Program.
Students in both undergraduate and graduate studies who are experiencing Real Life: Together.
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What courses will I take?
- Western Civilization I
- Historical Inquiry
- American Civilization I
- U.S. from 1945 to the Present
What kind of jobs can I anticipate after graduation?
- Records Manager
- Lawyer or Paralegal
Graduates with an AU history degree have excelled in masters and doctoral programs in universities across the country and overseas. Many of AU’s history graduates choose to go on to law school or an MBA program, join the U.S. Foreign Service or other government agencies, work at museums and national parks, serve in the mission field, or teach overseas.
Our professors are committed to providing the best education possible and actively work to know our students, to help them realize their potential and reach their goals. As historians, we strongly believe that knowledge of our past helps us to create a better future, and we invite you to join us in the pursuit of learning who we are and what we can be.
After graduation, our students move on to a law school or an MBA program, join the U.S. Foreign Service or other government agencies, work at museums and national parks, serve in the mission field, or teach overseas.