Declare Your History Major or Minor Here

Muhlenberg's History Department aspires to a global reach. Our students cultivate a thoughtful and nuanced understanding of past human experiences across time and space and their various contested interpretations. As skilled researchers, problem solvers and writers, they use and analyze historical evidence and enter into dialogue with existing scholarship to present their own interpretations and arguments in persuasive prose. History is central to the liberal arts. We prepare our students to become global citizens who think critically about their place in the world and engage with their communities through an understanding of how past events have shaped contemporary issues.

Our teacher-scholars specialize in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & the Caribbean, the Middle East and the United States, which ensures curricular breadth and depth on a global scale. Our students explore the human condition from a comparative historical perspective and can pursue in depth their own areas of interest. This History curriculum emphasizes critical thinking, analytical skills and effective writing, while providing opportunities for independent research, internships and study abroad. Our graduates are prepared for professions in public health and medicine, the nonprofit sector, museums, the library sciences, law, government, business and academia.

Our Program

History at Muhlenberg

Right Down to the Bones

Our alumni

Alex Denning ’09 oversees the University of New Mexico’s Laboratory of Human Osteology, which houses the skeletal remains of between 3,000 and 5,000 individuals.