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History Program

Have you ever wanted to know why the world's cultures are what they are? Or why things happen the way they do? Then a history degree might be perfect for you. At Carroll University, we focus on understanding why individuals, groups and societies lived (and died) in particular ways. Our classes teach you to analyze and interpret decisions, events and cultures from the past. We also use lessons of history to evaluate contemporary issues.

Faculty provide hands-on research opportunities, lead local and international study trips, and challenge students to:

  • Think critically about the past.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of media.
  • Broaden their horizons through tailored internships, off-campus study and self-designed research.

Carroll history graduates include teachers, librarians, archivists and curators - and lawyers, corporate managers, community organizers and non-profit leaders. Come see what this versatile degree - and our close-knit community of historians - can offer you.

Student Voices

"The personalized attention I receive as a History student at Carroll has been amazing. The professors truly want your opinion on the topic at hand and go the extra mile to make sure you are getting the most you can out of whatever you study."
- Ann '13

"While a history major at Carroll, I had the opportunity to travel to England and gain valuable hands-on research experience at such famous places as the British Library and the Bodleian at Oxford University. Every collection, both big and small, taught me something new about research and interpreting the past. The thrills of discovering a new fact, making a new connection or just holding a 500-year-old document will stay with me for the rest of my life and continue to shape who I am as a historian."
- Catherine '12

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