Majors and Courses

PC’s History Department offers students a full and quality academic experience. Central to the liberal arts, the study of history provides a life enriching course of study that prepares students for a broad range of career and educational goals.

Dillard Stephens (’14), who majored in history and minored in English and chemistry, makes the following observation:

‘Choosing a major isn’t about potential salaries, but about studying a subject that satisfies your thirst for education.’

Highlights of the history program include exciting courses that utilize lecture, discussion, and seminar formats; study abroad opportunities to places far and near; faculty-supervised but student-driven independent and honors research; and internships.

Many History majors pursue studies in another discipline, often resulting in them completing the requirements for a second major.  The History faculty strongly support this and would direct students to the appropriate departmental webpages for further details on the requirements of those other majors.

If you have any questions, please contact the department chair, Dr. Roy B. Campbell, who will be pleased to answer them.