Undergraduate Major & Minor College of Liberal Studies

Bachelor of Arts


Are you interested in studying the past to see how we got to the present, and where we might go in the future?

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!

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
  • Licenced Therapist, Arizona
  • Junior Research Associate, Corporate Governance, Strive
  • Infantry Platoon Leader, US Army
  • Infantry Platoon Leader, US Army
  • Client Program Specialist, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • Client Program Specialist, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • ELA, SS & Leadership Teacher, Highline Public Schools

Graduates from the last last 5 years: Their graduate programs

  • Master of Studies in Modern British History, Oxford University
  • Master of Social Work, University of Michigan
  • PhD in History, University of Chicago
  • Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics, Boston University
  • MA in History, Yale University
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA), The University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Masters in Secondary Education and Teaching (MAT), University of Portland
  • Doctor of Law, University of Maryland Francis - King Carey School of Law
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