History Major

History Major

History isn't just about times, places, and people from a distant past. History helps us understand the present and its challenges, bringing them — and the human experience — into sharper focus. When you choose Northwest University's history major, you'll join a vibrant community of scholars, gaining a breadth of knowledge and analytical skills that will serve you well in any career path. And by looking into the past for the wisdom it can offer, you'll be well prepared to navigate your future.

Why History at NU?

  • Benefit from small classes that offer direct engagement with professors.
  • Learn from highly qualified faculty members who are excellent scholars.
  • Explore the intersection of biblical and religious studies, anthropology and culture, and socio-political events in a rigorous academic environment.
  • Engage in in-depth study of specific historical eras, while also having the option of supplementing your learning with complementary subjects such as art and literature, psychology and sociology, philosophy, or political science.

Common Career Paths

A degree from NU can help you launch your career immediately after graduation. Some of the fields that a degree in history can open up for you include:

  • Business
  • Politics
  • Law
  • Teaching/Professorship
  • Cross-Cultural Work
  • Government Service
  • Ministry
  • Graduate Studies

Word from the College of Arts & Sciences

Jonathon Burt

Jonathon Burt

Assistant Professor of History

"In an age of the exponential growth of data, intrusive, persuasive, manipulative, assertive, and too often unverifiable if not intentionally deceitful, men and women seeking an effective filter, and a truly Christian order and understanding of these times, will only find it if they possess a right understanding of the past. Our motto is "From Chaos, Order" and rightly so. Only an interpretive schema rooted in a Biblical anthropology, and tried and tested against the full record of the human experience, will provide the insights necessary to see beyond our contemporary cultural blinders to the universality of the Church, its eternality and temporality, and our place in the ongoing march of the Gospel. The past is predicate for the present, if rightly understood, and in an era when the meta-narrative has been deconstructed and fallen from academic favor, when so many voices compete to explain their small piece of the puzzle, we proudly proclaim at Northwest, that we speak to all the pieces. History at NU, From Chaos, Order."

Course Listings

A complete list of courses for the History Major can be found in the Academic Catalog »

Academic Catalog

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