At Saint Joseph’s University, history majors uncover the past – its mysteries, tragedies and triumphs. You will investigate how previous societies have dealt with common human concerns and evaluate the outcomes. This opportunity to delve into the passions, fears and joys of those who came before us will not only engage your intellect but will also awaken a greater sense of empathy and sensitivity for others.
Saint Joseph’s University's history program encourages you to become a researcher, critical thinker, clear writer and historically aware global citizen. Through course work, you will develop your own sense of the past. The primary focus of the program is to provide you with an excellent, personalized education. You are also encouraged to apply for internships and summer grants to work with historical and government associations.
A history degree affords great flexibility for your future. Graduates pursue careers in education, business, communications and public service. Many also achieve advanced degrees from top law and graduate schools.