About History at LVC

As a history major, you will develop a broad understanding of history and create meaningful interpretations of the past that are relevant to life today. In addition to delving into a wide array of historical topics, you’ll have the chance to specialize your studies based on your academic interests and career goals.

You’ll develop research skills and enhance your ability to address complex questions, communicate effectively, and think critically and creatively. For example, recent student-faculty research has focused on LVC’s 150-year history, Nicaragua’s Sandino Rebellion, the ethnic history of Hazleton, Pa., and the Coptic Christian minority in Egypt. You’ll also be able to gain practical experience and real-world application through a variety of internship and study abroad opportunities.

Our alumni have earned jobs in diverse fields, including education, law, business, journalism, and policy analysis. Many have gone on to prestigious graduate or law schools including Georgetown University, Northeastern University, and The New School in New York City.

Jim Broussard teaching about the American Resolution at Lebanon Valley College


Check out Professor James Broussard teaching a class on the lead-up to the American Revolution. He describes actions by the British government, such as the Stamp Act and stationing British troops Boston, that American colonists began to view as an overreach of power.

Why History at LVC?

  • Pursue internships, conduct research, and present papers at national conferences.
  • Travel to Washington, D.C., every November for a European Union Simulation.
  • Be well prepared for an advanced degree, including at such prestigious schools as Georgetown University, Northeastern University, and The New School in New York City.
  • Conduct research and present your work with faculty in the College’s Center for Political History, the first of its kind in the United States.

LVC has been really good—even better than I expected. My goal for the future is to become a professor of Middle Eastern studies, especially Islamic history, so that I can teach youth about their world’s history.

History and Religion Double Major

Amr Hassanein '18