Through the study of cultures across the globe and across centuries, our History program will ground you in content knowledge of the past that provides perspective and context necessary for understanding our world today. Students can choose from a wide variety of classes, including the American Civil War, East Asia to 1800, the Holocaust, US Women's History, the Cold War in the Americas, Modern Africa, and Youth in Modern America. Through coursework, students hone analytical skills and approaches to problem solving that will be useful in future careers.


  • Opportunities to participate in study away tours, including an 11-day Civil War battlefield tour offered biennially
  • Summer internship opportunities at museums and public history sites in Ohio and around the country
  • Research, writing, and communication skills that are invaluable in a range of history-specific and non-history related careers    
  • Research projects under the guidance of Muskingum faculty in collaboration with local and national institutions
  • Cohort experience gained by working to develop critical writing and research skills in our research methods course taken by 2nd year History majors in their spring semester, sophomore year 
  • Career Field Experience possibilities, such as trips to museums, historical sights, and archives to visit with those in vocations such as public service and historical preservation


Our students have used their history major as a foundation for careers in government, politics, business, journalism, education, non-profit organizations, and law. We have a high placement rate for recent graduates interested in AYA/Social Studies teaching jobs, and many graduates have gone on to successful careers as museum and public history professionals.             
Muskingum history majors have gone on to graduate programs in History, Public History, Library Science, and law at institutions including: University of Kentucky, Indiana University, University of Akron, Kent State University, Miami University, Ohio University, University of Delaware Winterthur Program, Ball State University, Princeton Theological Seminary, and University of Cincinnati.  

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