The History Department at Waynesburg is multi-dimensional and globally oriented. The history program is designed to inspire you to think analytically, to read critically, to research accurately, and to write professionally. Our faculty and staff prepare history students to be productive citizens and successful graduate students. You may choose from an array of classes that are region specific (Russian history), period based (Colonial history), and thematic (Women's history). Many students tailor their education to their social interests by selecting an exciting and challenging independent study course.
History (Secondary Education Option)
Waynesburg University offers you the flexibility of a History degree with Pennsylvania teacher's certification. You can enroll as a history major while obtaining Pennsylvania social studies certification through our Secondary Education Option in History. As a member of this exciting and versatile program, you can specialize in history while preparing for a career as a high school teacher. With the advice and guidance of two advisors (History and Education), you will observe high school classes (sophomore year), complete a practicum (junior year), and complete a student teaching assignment (senior year). The Waynesburg University experience enables students to develop the knowledge, experience, and a professional teaching style necessary to be a successful teacher.
Some of the advantages of studying History at Waynesburg University
- Small class sizes and access to knowledgeable and caring faculty
- Regional history conferences (Western Pennsylvania History Conference) in which students present papers, meet peers, share research, and plan careers in history
- Creative independent study courses/projects
- Outstanding research opportunities:
- Congressman Thomas E. Martin Collection
- Judge John C. Knox Collection
- Trans-Appalachian Collection
Waynesburg University understands the value of practical experience.
The History Department encourages its students to take advantage of a wide range of internships in the Greene County Museum, the Greene County Historical Society, the National Park Service, the Washington County Historical Society, and the Museum of London.
Recent History graduates have decided to continue their education after Waynesburg University.
Recent history graduates have decided to continue graduate study at institutions such as
- Duquesne University
- Ohio University
- Pennsylvania State University
- University of London
- University of Maine
- University of Pittsburgh
- Utah State University
- West Virginia University
Prepared by their Waynesburg University experience, recent History graduates enjoy successful careers as pastors in various Christian denominations, professional journalism, library and museum research and administration, teachers in secondary and higher educational settings, professionals in law and the criminal justice system, and corporate management and administrative positions. A History degree from Waynesburg University provides vocational flexibility and success.
To learn more about exciting opportunities in History at Waynesburg University, please call 1-800-225-7393.