The Faculty in History at Wilkes believes that education in history enhances students’ communication and critical thinking skills and provides important context for understanding ourselves and the world around us.
Although every student receives individualized advising, the department organizes its programs around four tracks:
- The History Major (Pre-Law/Pre-Graduate School track) prepares students for advanced
study in law, history, or other related professional disciplines. There is ample room
in this track for one or more minor fields or a second major of the student’s choice
so that the program is easily tailored toward his or her specific interests.
- The History Major (Public History Concentration) prepares students for entry level
work or advanced study in careers that present history to a non-academic audience.
Students pursuing this concentration take selected courses in American and public
history and also do hands-on-learning through internships. By adding a second major
or a minor such as English, Integrated Media, Communication Studies or Business, students
may shape their program to suit their own personal interests and enhance their appeal
to potential employers and/or graduate school. Careers in this field include museum
curator, archive manager, museum educator, cultural resources, and more.
- The History Major (Secondary Education track) prepares students for careers as secondary
education teachers. Students electing this track will be assigned an advisor in history
and one in education and will work closely with faculty in each area to meet the course
of study mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Students in this track
can earn a History Major, Secondary Education Minor and Pennsylvania Secondary Education
- The History Minor consists of at least 18 credits in history including HST 101, 125, 126, and any three upper level courses offered by the Department.
For further information about History at Wilkes, please contact either of the co-chairs:
Associate professor of history
and co-chair of the
Division of Global Cultures: History, Languages & Philosophy
Capin Hall, Room 300
Telephone: (570) 408-4221