The common phrase “The best way to understand the present is to study the past” is the reason why students are drawn to study history at C-SC. Few majors can offer the breadth and depth of knowledge as the study of history. In addition to knowledge, a history major prepares you well for any career that involves communication skills, analysis and creativity. It’s no surprise that many employers recruit and hire history majors.

The C-SC Difference

With more travel study programs than any other department, the history faculty have led and will continue to lead travel study programs to Turkey, Vietnam, Guatemala, Peru, Austria, Russia, and Finland. Simulation and role-playing games are regularly used in many courses including Athenian Democracy, The American Civil War, Henry VIII, Women’s Rights, and The Crusades. You will be immersed in hands-on learning by sifting through the college archives, studying old documents and artifacts, learning about honor codes through fencing, and helping to preserve C-SC history through an ongoing video documentary project. There’s no better place to study history than on a historic campus with a rich and storied history of its very own.

The Culver-Stockton College history department is what initially drew me to the college. Not only are the professors incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about what they teach, but they are also engaging and genuinely get to know all of their students. The Reacting To The Past simulation courses are a great way to interact with history and the extraordinary people and events we learn about in class. This program has pushed me to be a better scholar and a better person overall, and I would do it all over again if I could.

– Kenna Armstrong ’22

What can I do with a History Degree?

Military Intelligence
The State Department
Law Enforcement Officer
Business and Management
Museum or Library Positions

Your history major will hone you critical thinking and writing skills that every employer demands.

Your history major will hone you critical thinking and writing skills that every employer demands.

Beyond the Classroom

  • Student Experiences
    • Public Presentations of Research
    • Honor Society Phi Alpha Theta
  • Professional Experiences
    • Exploratory and Professional Internships
    • Bi-annual Travel Study course to Belize and Guatemala

Information About Our Minors

The history minor allows you to concentrate your courses in a particular period of time, geographical area or select from the diverse offerings of the department.