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As a history major, you'll develop a comprehensive understanding of global history and learn to interpret the past in a way that's relevant to modern life.

In addition to delving into a wide array of historical topics, you’ll hone your research skills, enhance your ability to address complex questions, and sharpen your communication and critical thinking abilities.

Need-based departmental scholarships are available.

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Rooted in real-world experience, the history major at LVC will allow you to craft your studies to suit your interests and career goals. You’ll get the chance to complete internships, have study abroad experiences, and conduct student-faculty research.

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Crafting Careers With Meaning

All the Resources You Need

The Breen Center for Career and Professional Development is one of Lebanon Valley College’s most powerful career readiness tools for students, wherever you are in your college journey.

A Team You Can Count On

At the Breen Center you’ll find a dedicated team of experts and trained Career Peers who coach, counsel, and guide you to success in your chosen career.

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In Their Words

My time on campus enabled me to become someone who thinks critically and creatively, can solve complex problems, communicates effectively, and values differences in others.
Hope Roaten ’09, Executive Director of the Mid Central PA chapter of the American Red Cross
Dr. Schroeder gave us some of the best advice. He told us not to look at ourselves as just History majors but as individuals with excellent research, writing, reading, and critical thinking abilities.
Jesse Shetrom ’15, Museum Educator, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Through LVC’s History & Education departments, my professors provided me with diverse perspectives and academic skills that have allowed me to be a more understanding, empathetic, and knowledgeable educator.
Kelly O’Brien ’07, Social Studies Teacher, Milton Hershey School

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