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Study The Past to Lead the Future

Located in Greensburg, Pennsylvania - a 200 year old city named to honor American Revolutionary War general Nathanael Greene - Seton Hill’s campus and surroundings provide a rich environment for historical discovery. As a Seton Hill history major, you’ll develop an understanding of American and European history while fostering skills that consistently lead to personal and professional success, such as:

  • Clear communication. 
  • Awareness of the multiple points of view that pertain to any issue or problem. 
  • The ability to develop persuasive arguments using appropriate evidence and reasoning. 

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Why Earn a History Degree at Seton Hill University?

Easily Add Study in Another Major to Broaden Your Career Options

Seton Hill’s bachelor of arts in history is designed to complement a second major or minor in a field of study such as:

As history is a major that will prepare you well for law school, you also have the option of earning a degree in Prelaw-History at Seton Hill.

Expert Faculty

In Seton Hill’s History Program, you will enjoy courses taught by faculty who love the study of history, and have traveled, lived, published, taught and presented their work around the globe. 

Practical Internship Experience

At Seton Hill University, we’ll help you find an internship that will provide you with hands-on experience in the field.

Unique Topics of Study Online & In the Field

Unique interactive courses on special topics in the field are offered every semester. Industrialization and Public Memory, a course taught in fall 2017 in collaboration with Seton Hill’s Hospitality and Tourism Program, involved course study online and “class time” spent exploring regional bike trails that incorporated the region’s history, industrial heritage and natural beauty.

The History of Medicine

Health and medicine are an integral part of every society and civilization. Concepts of the body, how it works, disease and treatments are equally important today as in the past.  Cultures have shaped medical care and advances in medicine, and these developments, as well as evolving disease processes, have likewise changed the course of history. At Seton Hill, you can take courses in this fascinating subject by faculty who are topic experts.

Study Abroad

At Seton Hill you can learn around the globe. The History Program regularly leads study trips to China, and other recent study abroad trips have taken students to Spain, Italy, Ireland, England and France.

Careers with a History B.A.

A degree in history from Seton Hill University prepares you for graduate-level study and careers in public history, including:

  • Education
  • Law
  • Museums
  • Historical Societies & Sites
  • Tourism
  • Politics & Public Service
  • Communication
  • Archives
  • Editing & Publishing
  • Historic Preservation
  • Libraries

Seton Hill University’s Career and Professional Development Center can provide you with the career preparation skills, internship opportunities and placement services you need - as a student, and after you graduate.

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Students in the History Program are often involved with this national center, housed here at Seton Hill University.

Ready to Take Your Next Step UP?

You can apply online for free any time. Seton Hill features streamlined admission requirements and a comprehensive aid program. If you haven’t been to visit us yet, please schedule a time to come up to the Hill. You may just see your future from here.