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Learn about the span of world history, from the world of the Bible and church history, all the way through the recent American and 21st-century world, studying under professors who are consulted internationally for their expertise. The history program examines the settings and contexts of some of the most influential events in history, from the ancient world to the present day, and offers a deeper understanding of the Bible and the human experience. This degree lays the foundation for careers in education, law, government, public administration, ministry, business, and many other fields - history majors go in many different career directions!
of seniors say their major integrates biblical perspectives
at Northwestern serve in leadership positions in national and international organizations
of seniors of seniors would advise a friend to attend UNW
Northwestern’s history professors are recognized experts in their fields, ranging from the ancient world, the Middle East, modern Europe and Russia, and the United States. Our faculty members all hold terminal degrees and are published authors, in areas including the Syriac language in the Middle Eastern Church to the YMCA’s work in Russia, to religion and politics in American history. They have been recognized and included in leadership and collaborative roles in organizations such as the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Museum of Russian Art, and the American Bible Society.
Due to small class sizes, you can engage with your professors on a deeper level, discussing class topics in their offices, as well as integrating faith into your learning environment and future professions.
Being located in the Twin Cities provides many history-related opportunities. Museums and historical archives are a short ride away, and the department sponsors field trips to get to cultural sites. Internship opportunities abound, and many students have spent time interning at the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul. The business opportunities in the Twin Cities provide many excellent opportunities for history graduates.
If you are interested in other times and other cultures, in American history and culture, and in the context of biblical times and the development of the Christian Church, the history major will provide you much to learn. Anyone who loves history and wants to learn more can find outstanding material in the major.
You will learn to read well, think critically, research with understanding, write effectively, and expand your knowledge of the political, social, cultural, and religious history of a variety of geographical regions and time periods.
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I enjoy reading ancient writers, whose wisdom and ways of approaching the world often still hold relevance today. Every time I read a manuscript that is over a thousand years old, I enjoy deciphering all the notes that previous readers have left behind in their own attempts to make sense of the text.
Professors at Northwestern are focused on their students first. Our faculty include experts in their respective fields who want to help you grow in your faith while you earn your degree.