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PSEO/Early College online classes
Learn to examine the settings and contexts of some of the most influential events in history.
Due to small class sizes, you can engage with your professors on a deeper level. You'll have the chance to integrate your faith into every part of your learning.
Being located in the Twin Cities provides many history-related opportunities. Including museums, historical archives, and the department sponsors field trips to cultural sites.
The history program prepared me for my career as an attorney by cultivating my research, writing, and analytical skills. Reading through primary sources from an older age, processing the material, and considering how it may apply to contemporary issues is the cornerstone of a history major which closely parallels the process of legal analysis that is fundamental to practicing law. Northwestern offers a campus community unlike any other, where I found myself surrounded by exceptional classmates, caring mentors, and outstanding instructors who helped sharpen me both intellectually and spiritually.
The strong liberal arts education I received at Northwestern prepared me for the rigorous academic environment of graduate school at Oxford. The history program taught me valuable skills that I use every day, such as the ability to conduct research, process complex information, and communicate my findings in an effective way. Moreover, the integration of faith into the history program not only helped me to grow spiritually, but gave me context which has proven very helpful in the study of Christian societies such as the Byzantine Empire, which I now study.
I would even say that having a history degree gives me a leg up in comparison to some of my fellow students as it taught me to write and helps me to understand complex situations.
of seniors say their major integrates biblical perspectives
at Northwestern serve in leadership positions in national and international organizations
of seniors would advise a friend to attend UNW
You will expand your knowledge of the political, social, cultural, and religious history of a variety of geographical regions and time periods.