Students interested in reserving your spot at Point Park University for Fall 2023 should pay a tuition deposit by August 1. Paying your deposit allows you to take advantage of class registration and housing options.
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.
Thursday, May 25, 2023
"The 'Digging Through the Archives' course is a prime example of how Point Park implements an experiential, hands-on approach that allows for passion, diversity and personal expression."
Tuesday, April 4, 2023
The power of networking, the value of internships and staying true to one's career aspirations: Point Park University's Literature, Culture and Society Career and Internship Summit brought together students, alumni and industry professionals to discuss the ways in which they have achieved their goals and how their Point Park education has helped them find success.
Friday, December 2, 2022
"Point Park is preparing me for career success because the classes I am taking are relevant to what I want to pursue. I am excited for next semester because I will be taking two classes about archiving. I often find that what I learn in class, I can immediately apply to my archival work for West View Borough, and vice versa."