Does learning about the people, places and events of the past fascinate you?
History majors at Northwestern will gain a breadth of knowledge from ancient history to modern culture. Students will be on the leading edge of research and problem-solving skills.
Hear history students discuss a Christ-centered worldview and engaging in the world.
Egyptologist Dr. Charles Aling interviewed about unrest in Egypt
The unrest in Egypt raises many concerns about what will happen to the country’s antiquities, some of which have been damaged and stolen from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the world's largest collection of Egyptian treasures.
Professor of History Charles Aling, Ph.D. spoke with Faith Radio’s Neil Stavem about Egypt’s current events and biblical history. Listen to the 8-minute interview.
Did you know?
History is the number one undergraduate major of corporate CEOs. And Northwestern graduates are prepared for the corporate workforce or for graduate and professional studies.
“In studying history, we examine the human condition and how people react to different things at different times. And being able to understand it on a large scale is helpful when dealing with things on a smaller scale. I’m planning on going to law school and I’ll research a lot of cases. Many of the same tools I’ll need for that, I’ve learned in my history classes. It’s definitely going to be crucial for my law school pursuits.”
Peter – Hamilton, North Dakota
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What are grads doing?
UNW history alumni have worked for the Secret Service, gone on to law school at Harvard University, University of Minnesota, William Mitchell College of Law and more. Others teach history and social studies, pursue a Ph.D. in history or work in business, law enforcement, archaeology, or intelligence services. Others pursue work in state government and public policy.