History is an encompassing discipline whose essence is in the understanding of the connectedness of historical events and human experiences.

By examining the causes, contexts, and chronologies of past events, you’ll gain an understanding of the nature of continuity and change in human experiences as well as achieve new insights into contemporary events and issues. The history major prepares you for a wide variety of career choices such as further graduate work in history, further studies in law, business, medicine and ministry and in all professions that demand the knowledge, understanding, perspective, skills, and sensitivities one gains through studying history.

career opportunities

A history major can be used in pursuit of careers in:

  • Teaching
  • Lawyer and legal fields
  • Government
  • Politics
  • Journalism
  • Ministry
  • Cultural and archival management
  • Librarian
  • Professor
  • National Park Service
  • National Archives and Records
  • Museums and art galleries
  • Historical societies


campus activities

To learn about the cultures and histories of a people first hand, students may take part in study programs in Oxford, Australia, China, Russia, Uganda as well as programs in Latin America, the Middle East, and at the Los Angeles Film Studies Center.

ncu graduates

Recent graduates have gone on to graduate programs in Education, and gone into career fields such as corrections, ministry, editors in the field of book publishing, and taken positions as high school teachers across the state.