Students interested in reserving your spot at Point Park University for Fall 2023 should pay a tuition deposit by May 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.
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."
Tuesday, November 1, 2022
"Point Park's faculty and staff always look out for you and make sure that you are on the right track. The professors I have had are incredibly kind and understanding. The degree programs offer a wide range of classes. I feel safe and comfortable here, and the atmosphere is inviting and fun."
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Jehnie Burns' new book, "Mixtape Nostalgia: Culture, Memory, and Representation," is a chronological look at the history of the mixtape from when it dethroned vinyl records as the format of choice in the 1970s to its resurgence as an icon of nostalgic analog technology today.