Maybe you think in decades instead of days. Maybe you like to look back to see what you can learn from the past and relate it to the present. As a history major, your course work will emphasize U.S. and world history, economics and political science, as well as a range of general college electives that focus on career preparation, journalism or pre-law.
Practical hands-on internships are available to prepare for careers ranging from archivist, curator and conservationist, to historian, journalist and teacher.
History students at Point Park University also have access to an array of world-class museums and national historical sites in Pittsburgh and the region including the Senator John Heinz History Center, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Fort Pitt Museum, Fort Necessity, Fort Ligonier, Meadowcroft (the oldest site of human habitation in North America) and more.
Courses & Topics
You will receive a well-rounded education through our core curriculum and classes in the history major. Courses in the program include:
Pennsylvania History: Focus on Pittsburgh
History of England
History of Soviet Russia
History of the Modern Middle East
Adolf Hitler and Naziism
History of American Music
World War II
Regional Studies: India and Africa
Faculty bring industry experience and expertise to the classroom
Learn from faculty who bring academic and professional work experience into the classroom.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Faculty members Marion Dixon, Ph.D., and Dora Ion, Ph.D., discuss how humanities and social sciences graduates of Point Park University are ready to enter many career fields upon graduation — from advocacy to local government to education to journalism.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Point Park University students in the History of American Music class taught by Jehnie Burns, Ph.D., associate professor of history, as well as SAEM majors from Ed Traversari’s entertainment management classes, recently traveled to Cleveland, Ohio, to explore the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Monday, March 25, 2019
More than 150 Point Park University students, veterans, and members and guests of Pittsburgh’s Veterans Breakfast Club attended a Korean War Veterans Storytelling Session March 20 on campus.