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History Overview

If you are fascinated by the past or like to understand the evolutionary and developmental background of societies, then a history minor is a great program for you. Our degree programs provide the flexibility to lead you to the career of your dreams. With your professional advisors helping you along the way, you can mix and match majors and minors to get the perfect degree tailored to you and your career aspirations. Plus, you’ll graduate with a strong foundation in liberal arts.

A minor in history is a valuable addition to any liberal arts major. You will learn about such topics as United States history and world civilizations. Expand your knowledge base and diversify your career options with a minor in history from SMWC.

Interested in majoring in history? An individualized major is available to you. While not offered in the general curriculum, a major in history can be put together through various consortium agreements and individualized customization. If you are considering a history major, contact us today to discuss your options.


What is history and what can you do with a degree in it?
History is the study of past events, specifically focusing on the human aspect. It uses narrative to analyze past events and examine change over periods of time. Combined with other liberal arts majors, a history degree would help you pursue graduate study or careers in the following fields:

  • Education
  • Library science
  • Geography
  • Art
  • International Affairs
  • Languages
  • Law
  • Sociology

What support and resources are provided at SMWC?
The Learning Resource Center (LRC) provides exceptional, personalized learning resource services to encourage student success. The LRC offers help with a range of academic support services, including a writing center, tutoring, college success courses and more.