Undergraduate Major & Minor College of Liberal Studies

Bachelor of Arts


Are you interested in new ways of studying the past? The History department at PLU welcomes all students to our diverse lineup of programming & opportunities—from academic majors and minors, to individualized research and fellowship opportunities, to students studying abroad or participating in clubs or activities. When you graduate, you’ll be prepared for active citizenship and a variety of career opportunities, including library and information sciences, writing and social media, education, government service, jobs in technology, law, business,and more.

How does it work? Class sizes are small and discussion based, with plenty of opportunity to read and evaluate materials from a diverse selection of writers and time periods. We use the latest technologies and partner with campus and community groups to integrate historical storytelling with art, music, literature, environmental studies, business, and more! Prepare for your future while studying the past!

Check out our new History department podcast at https://innovativehistory.org

Graduates from the last 5 years: Their jobs

  • Membership Coordinator, Washington State History Museum
  • Director of Community Engagement, Bethel Lutheran Church
  • Registration Coordinator, Washington State University
  • Field Organizer, Congressional Campaign
  • Case Manager, Catholic Community Services
  • Project Manager, Life Transitions
  • History Teacher, Bethel School District
  • Special Education Teacher, North Thurston Public Schools

Graduates from the last last 5 years: Their graduate programs

  • PhD in History, University of Southern California
  • Master of Science in Applied Data Analytics, Boston University
  • Master of Studies in Modern British History, Oxford University
  • PhD in History, City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center
  • Master of Education, Pacific Lutheran University
  • Master of Arts in History, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Doctor of Medicine, Washington State University
  • Master of Arts in Social Sciences, University of Chicago
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