With a major or minor in history at Mount Mercy, you develop the skillset needed to adapt to an ever-changing workforce. As you investigate a diverse spectrum of social, economic, political and cultural developments and make connections between historic events and our contemporary world, you’ll also refine your reading, writing, researching, speaking and critical thinking skills.
Our history program offers a broad range of courses, including both Western and non-Western history. What’s more, our faculty pride themselves on giving students highly individualized attention while ensuring students reach both their academic and career goals.
Experience makes a difference. Students gain experience through community collaboration and club activities as well as study abroad opportunities to countries like the Czech Republic, England, Scotland and Ireland, among others. To further support their studies in history, students find it easy to add a second major or a minor in business administration, communication, English, political science or secondary education, creating a unique study plan that’s right for them.
Graduates from our history program enter successful careers in education, business, journalism, government, library science, historic preservation and the non-profit sector, while others choose to further their education in graduate or law school.
Mount Mercy's respected community ties allow students to gain internships and work experience locally, including: