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History gives us the perspective and understanding we need to change the world through a study of the past as it applies to the present. A degree in History will help open the door to career opportunities—teaching, preparing for law school, working in museums, libraries, archives, or serving as a research specialist.


B.A. in History:

  • General track
  • American studies track
  • British studies track
  • China studies track
  • Middle East studies track

B.A. in Integrated Social Studies Education (Secondary/High School)

Featured Faculty
Dr. William Wantland

Dr. William Wantland is Professor of History and the History and Political Science department chair at MVNU. Dr. Wantland holds a Ph.D. in U.S History from Miami University and has more than 20 years of teaching experience in the university setting. Read More

Dr. Paul Mayle

Dr. Paul Mayle is Professor of History. He received his Ph.D. in American Diplomatic History from West Virginia University. A member of several professional organizations such as the American Historical Association and the Ohio Academy of History, Dr. Mayle teaches the Western Tradition in World Context and History and Culture of Southeast Asia. Read More

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The MVNU Experience

MVNU's History program offers a wide range of focused tracks and a number of exciting and unique learning opportunities. Whether you choose to focus on general history, American studies, British studies, China studies, or Middle East studies, MVNU will prepare you for an exciting and rewarding career. Plus, MVNU offers a number of options for History students to study abroad for a semester.

"One very notable experience at MVNU was a spring break trip to Hungary. It was there that that I saw first-hand the challenges of working in a developing and recovering country."
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Exciting Careers
  • Education
  • Social Sciences
  • Law
  • Business
  • Government
Enhance Your Education with a Minor
  • Political Science
  • English
  • Criminal Justice
  • Business
Interesting Courses I Can Take
  • United States History
  • Western Tradition in World Context
  • History and Culture of Southeast Asia
  • Early National America