At a glance: History
Did you know? All of the History faculty hold the Ph.D. or other advanced degrees.
You will not be simply be a face in the crowd here. The small university setting allows faculty and students to form relationships that will last long after you graduate. All of the History faculty hold the Ph.D. or other advanced degrees, along with significant experience in their field. Also, they emphasize research and writing and encourage students to present their findings at professional meetings. Our majors have consistently gone onto graduate school in history, law school, teaching, and graduate study in museums and archives. Visit the Department of Education for more information on teacher licensure program.
ONU offers a bachelor of arts in history, as well as a minor in history
- The department offers many internships and study abroad opportunities that will broaden your horizons and enhance your employability.
- Faculty not only talk the talk, they walk the walk. During the past few years, they have traveled to England, China, Colombia, Cuba, France, Ghana, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Korea, Russia and Tajikistan. They bring considerable experience not found in the texts into their teaching.
- Recently, students have completed internships with the Smithsonian Institution, the Carnegie Museum, the North Dakota Historical Society, and the Erie (PA) Historical Society. Last year, one student stepped directly into a curator position at the Erie Historical Society. Another was selected to receive a selective Fellowship with the prestigious Gilder Lehrman History Scholars Program.
- HPJ students have forged strong programs resulting in acceptance to graduate school. We have students at Boston College, Loyola of Chicago, Virginia Commonwealth, Akron, Ohio University, and Western Michigan, among others.
The department is located in the most historic building on Ohio Northern’s campus, Hill Memorial Building. Hill is the oldest building on campus, but it houses the latest in instructional technology, a computer laboratory and a welcoming environment for students and faculty alike. Hill is in the process of a multi-year renovation.
Government service, National Park Service, Museums and Archives, Historical Societies, Non Profit Corporations, Higher Education and also excellent preparation for graduate or law school.