History Major & Minor
Are you curious how today’s headlines have been shaped by past events? Are you passionate about understanding past cultures? If so, our history major or minor is right for you.
At Goshen, you will study the local impact of global issues by examining diverse subjects such as ethnic conflict, war and peace, poverty, immigration, gender roles, the environment, racism, globalization and the implications of Christian faith in a changing society. As a history student, your course requirements will be flexible, allowing you to take courses that suit your unique interests.
Explore your passions through experiential learning opportunities both locally and abroad. At GC, you will conduct hands-on research, complete an internship at a local museum or community organization, and write a senior thesis using primary sources. You might also take a course on Anabaptist history in Paraguay, Native American history in the Southwest, or Islamic history in Morocco! By the time you graduate, you’ll have the writing, research and critical thinking skills needed to succeed in graduate school and a variety of professional careers.
News & Events
GAMEO finds new home at Goshen College
The Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online (GAMEO), the most trusted online source for information on Anabaptist groups around the world, has found a new home with the Institute for the Study of Global Anabaptism (ISGA) at Goshen College.
History students record stories of Minority Ministry Council
On March 29-April 1, Goshen College history students recorded the stories of members of the Minority Ministries Council to be transcribed and held in the Mennonite Church USA Archives for future access.
Number of history courses that will take you off-campus (Paraguay, Southwest U.S., Morocco)
of history alumni agree that their undergraduate education prepared them for graduate or professional school
of alumni agreed that history professors are genuinely interested in their students
of GC history and political science faculty have Ph.D.s