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History Major

Explore the past, understand the present, and drive the future.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History

The study of history is about more than just the past. It is about learning what has already been done — the goals accomplished, the wars fought, the discoveries made — in order to understand the present more fully.

MVNU’s history program helps students reckon with the complex present through intensive study of the past, while equipping them for a bright future through the development of transferable skills. History majors will be qualified for successful careers in law, politics, education, museum studies, or other fields requiring a well-stocked mind, research skills, and real-world experience.

MVNU history majors embrace challenges. Every year history majors land valuable internships or graduate in the top one percent of his or her class. History majors may opt to spend a semester in Washington, D.C. or Oxford, England through the CCCU GlobalEd semester abroad. Students gain historical knowledge of a particular place while experiencing its present culture

Want to teach social studies? You can pair a major in History with a co-major in Secondary Education to earn your Ohio teaching license in grades 7-12 Integrated Social Studies.


Our History curriculum has a strong emphasis placed on developing students’ writing, communication, reading, and analytical abilities, all transferable skills that prepare graduates to excel in a variety of careers.

Faith & learning at MVNU

As an intentionally Christian University, we integrate our faith into everything we do at MVNU. From prayer before class to exploring real-world moral and ethical dilemmas, we’ll teach you what it means to shine forth.


Scholarship & Christianity in Oxford (SCIO)

Apply to study literature and culture for a summer or a semester abroad in the city of dreaming spires with the CCCU’s GlobalEd program. Contact your advisor and see the CCCU website for more information:

American Studies Program (ASP)

Live, study, and work in the nation’s capital for a semester with the CCCU’s GlobalEd program in Washington, D.C. Contact your advisor and see the CCCU website for more information:

Departmental field trips to various sites of historical interest occur semi-annually. History majors are also welcome to participate in one of MVNU’s many other service and learning trips.

Service Learning:
  • Belize (Tropical Biology)
  • Swaziland
  • Haiti
  • Croatia, Austria & Hungary
  • Italy
  • Spain, Portugal & France
  • Greater Columbus Area
  • Orlando
  • San Francisco
  • New Orleans
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Guyana
  • Guatemala


Need a little help with finances? We’ve got you covered. Explore scholarships, grants, and other resources to help you pay for your education.

MVNU has many endowed scholarships available for students of a wide variety of backgrounds and majors.


Majoring in history hones your writing, research, and thinking skills and offers broad preparation for a variety of jobs. To prepare for a career in law while majoring in history, choose the Pre-Law Pathway. A degree in history from MVNU serves as a great starting point for a number of careers.


Become an attorney, paralegal, legal assistant, or social worker.


Become an archivist, curator or curation assistant, a historic site interpreter, or a preservation specialist.


Become a public or private high school teacher or even a national parks park ranger.


Become an intelligence analyst, legislative aide, policy analyst, or lobbying/government relations specialist.


Meet the Faculty

Learn from faculty members who know how to balance theory and practical application for a relevant, empowering, Christ-centered learning experience.

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