1902 College Campus


What You'll Study

The Department of History offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. We also offer four minors: History, Asian History, Latin American History, and History of Race & Ethnic Communities.

The study of history develops an informed, critical, articulate sense of the past, an appreciation for the diversity of human experience, and an awareness of the role that tradition has played in shaping the present. A focused study of the human past also helps you broaden your perceptions of the contemporary world’s complex social structures and cultural interactions. In other words, the study of history provides an informed citizenry with the context that they will need to navigate an increasingly complicated world.

What Can I Do With a History Degree?

Students who study History can expect to develop the research, analytical, and communication skills necessary for success in today’s competitive job market. A History degree offers a well-rounded foundation for:

  • Graduate work
  • Study of law
  • Teaching
  • Archival and library sciences
  • Many possible vocations in business and the professions

Gonzaga Historians Take an Active Approach to the Study of History

Department members teach both entry-level survey courses and more specialized upper-division courses. We also teach First-Year Seminars, Core Integrated Seminars (for seniors), and a senior thesis class that directs every History major toward the completion of an original work of history.

We know that excellent teaching goes hand-in-hand with research in the field. Department members publish books and articles, attend professional conferences, and form professional associations with civic agencies. We are thinkers, writers, travelers, and activists. Historians don’t just read history – we DO history!

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502 E. Boone Ave.
Spokane, WA 99258