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Major in History at Erskine College!

In Erskine’s History Major, you can develop valuable skills in communication and critical thinking, both key assets in today’s workplace. You will also be equipped to read critically, write clearly, and research responsibly.

Many graduates go on to earn graduate and professional degrees. The program can prepare you for a wide range of careers including:

  • Law
  • Business
  • Education
  • Information Management
  • Ministry
  • Public service
Ariel Bishop, Biology and History major, Chemistry and English minor

Studying the humanities allows me to understand people in a different way from the sciences. My history degree has helped me understand my own history, as well as the histories of people all around the world. It has exposed me to other cultures and encouraged me to work to understand them. I have learned to see patterns of human behavior across time. In addition, I have learned how to identify the arguments of others and to craft my own. My history classes teach me the consequences of the fall of mankind—the conflicts and pain it causes. They also teach me to take into account the circumstances in which people live and how the historical situation affects people’s decisions and attitudes.

– Ariel Bishop, Biology and History major, Chemistry and English minor, class of 2024 

Sharon George, History, Psychology, and Bible & Religion major

I’ve learned how to better analyze information and clarify my thoughts in writing. I’ve learned how to better connect ideas across disciplines, which has been beneficial as I complete three majors. 

– Sharon George, History, Psychology, and Bible & Religion major, class of 2024 

Degree Details: History Major

Coursework and Skillset 

Erskine’s program prepares you with a thorough knowledge of the past and its application to the present. Your studies will include a course in historical skills and methods, along with classes in diverse time periods and regions, which may include:

  • World Civilizations
  • American History
  • Medieval History
  • European History
  • The Modern Middle East
  • Asian History
  • Great Britain
  • The Renaissance and Reformation
  • The Greeks and the Romans
  • Africa in Modern Times
  • Latin America in Modern Times
  • Contemporary Global Issues

Your studies will increase your understanding of cultural diversity, give you historical perspective on current events, and equip you to exercise ethical responsibility in our world today.

Political Science

Closely related to history, the Political Science Major gives you the tools to understand and appreciate government and politics. Learn more here!

Social Studies

The Social Studies Major is designed for students seeking teacher certification in social studies at the high school level. Learn more here!

International Studies

The International Studies major is designed for students with eclectic interests, entrepreneurial spirit, and global vision. The program focuses on intercultural communication, leadership, and business skills. Learn more here!

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Erskine College Admissions

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“10 Popular History Degree Jobs,” Indeed.

“The Best Jobs and Career Advice for History Majors,” Glassdoor.

“Occupational Outlook Handbook: Field of degree: History,” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Dr. Matthew Cawvey, Assistant Professor Of Political Science

Matthew Cawvey

Assistant Professor of Political Science
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Jeremy Roethler

Assistant Professor of History
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Dr. John Harris, McDonald-Boswell Associate Professor Of History

John Harris

McDonald-Boswell Associate Professor of History
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Dr. Alessandra Brivio, Assistant Professor Of History

Alessandra Brivio

Assistant Professor of History
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Assistant Professor Of History Dr. Christiane-Marie Abu Sarah

Christiane-Marie Abu Sarah

Assistant Professor of History
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