School of Humanities & Behavioral Science

History (34 hours)

Dr. Brian Dirck speaks to students while in Civil War regalia.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.

What classes will I take?

  • Western Civilization I
  • Historical Inquiry
  • American Civilization I
  • U.S. from 1945 to the Present

View the courses required for the History Major.

What kind of jobs can I anticipate after graduation?

  • Archivist
  • Records Manager
  • Lawyer or Paralegal
  • Librarian


Along with the in-depth courses, students have the opportunity for hand-on learning. Depending on students' professional career goals, internship experiences in Madison County or with our university museum provide invaluable opportunities to learn and become involved in the daily operations of these organizations.

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.

How can I learn more?

The academic catalog contains additional information such as course descriptions. To set up a meeting with a faculty member in this area, please contact the Admissions Office.