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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.

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As a history major at Linfield

you might take:

Environmental History of The United States

Explore how ideas about nature/wilderness, the physical environment itself, and even animals have shaped U.S. History. (HIST 152)

Europe in The Age of The French Revolution

Examine how the French Revolution completely transformed Europe. (HIST 248)

The US-Mexico Border Region

Deepen your knowledge of the U.S.-Mexico relations and better understand the complex history of the southwestern borderlands. (HIST 314)

Studying history at Linfield

Learning outcomes

  • Critically analyze and assess historical causation and change.


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  • Develop an awareness of and sensitivity to the values and attitudes of diverse peoples in other times and places.

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  • Develop strong oral and written communication skills.

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  • Actively develop excellent research skills and evidence-based reasoning.

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Intern in all areas of history

Internships provide invaluable hands-on experience and further develop your professional skills. Some companies where history majors at Linfield have found internship placements include:

  • Boise State Library
  • Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Museum of the Oregon Territory/Clackamas County Historical Society
  • Political Campaign of Jeff Merkley
  • Sausalito Library
  • Veteran's Legacies

Life After Linfield

You will leave prepared for a career in areas such as:

Administrative Services

  • Owner
  • Project Manager
  • Associate Attorney
  • Market Development manager


  • Social Studies Teacher
  • Professor
  • Principal

Estimate wage: $76.2k

Estimate of what Linfield history alumni could be making based on their current ages, occupations and geographic locations.

Potential wage: $91.3k

The potential wage is based on the average wage for the occupations.

Top career paths

The top five education-to-career paths of Linfield history alumni include:

  • Owner
  • Social Studies Teacher
  • Project Manager
  • Assistant Professor
  • Associate Attorney


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portrait of Professor Sharon Bailey Glasco
Sharon Bailey Glasco
Department Chair and Associate Professor
Pioneer Hall