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Online and Continuing Education History Degree

History Degree - Overview

History is the study of how small and large events impact and create change. A major in History at Linfield develops your critical thinking, research, and problem-solving skills while honing your ability to communicate with others. Nurture your curiosity and passion for the past via small, hands-on classes, student-faculty collaborative research projects, and in-depth writing projects focusing on a variety of historical topics. A History major prepares you for a swiftly changing job market and a wide variety of professional careers.

Employment Opportunities in History

  • Business
  • Corporate Lawyer
  • Television Anchor
  • Newspaper Reporter
  • Government
  • Minority Counselor
  • Senior Archivist
  • Human Services Counselor
  • Governor's Staff Assistant
  • College Professor
  • High School Teacher
  • Academic Administrator
  • Librarian
  • High School Counselor
  • Law
  • Military
  • Writer/Novelist

Student Outcomes

In successfully completing a major/minor in history, you will possess:

  • a sensitivity to the values and attitudes of other times and places;
  • an appreciation of basic continuities in human affairs;
  • the ability to observe and analyze significant change over time;
  • an awareness of multiple causation;
  • the recognition that history is an ongoing and incomplete search for truth;
  • the relativist character of the discipline; and
  • the skills necessary to research and write well

Who Should Enroll

History is the study of how small and large events impact and create change. A major in History at Linfield develops your critical thinking, research, and problem-solving skills while honing your ability to communicate with others. Nurture your curiosity and passion for the past via small, hands-on classes, student-faculty collaborative research projects, and in-depth writing projects focusing on a variety of historical topics. A History major prepares you for a swiftly changing job market and a wide variety of professional careers.

Requirements for the History Major

Courses You will Take

Why Linfield College?

Linfield College, accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, offers many advantages. Our courses are online, which means your busy schedule can be easily accommodated. Our program is affordable, and we also offer financial aid to those who need it. The high-quality global studies faculty offers assistance throughout the time you are in the course, and our superior research and library assistance is a valuable resource for future projects.

  • Affordable
  • Academic Excellence
  • Academic advising support and financial aid assistance
  • Online academic tutoring services
  • Superior research and library assistance
  • Career planning assistance
  • Accredited
    Linfield College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Specialized accreditation has also been granted to the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing, and the programs of education, music and athletic training.

I’d like to find out more. What is the next step?

You can fill out the Request Information form or call 503-883-2213 to connect with an admission counselor.  Alternatively, if you are ready to invest in your future you may apply now.

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