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What You'll Study

The Department of History offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and four minors: History, Asian History, Latin American History, and History of Race & Ethnic Communities. Courses cover the ancient through modern worlds, consider people from all parts of the globe, and take diverse approaches to understanding the past. Our interdisciplinary offerings, internship opportunities, and award-winning professors prepare students for meaningful and successful futures.

What Can I Do With a History Degree?

A focused study of the past helps you broaden your perceptions of the complexity of the contemporary world and cultivate a subtle understanding of humanity. In addition, history students develop the research, analytical, and communication skills necessary for successful and fulfilling careers.  Gonzaga history students attend graduate school, law school, and volunteer after graduation. Recent graduates have successful careers in:

  • Advertising
  • Archives
  • Armed Forces
  • Editing
  • Education
  • Government
  • Journalism
  • Legal Fields
  • Library Sciences
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Medicine
  • Museums

  • Non-Profit

  • Politics
  • Publishing
  • Research
  • Sales
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Recordings now available!

The Symposium on The Past, Present, and Future of Chicano/a Studies: An Inland NW Summit in Honor of Dr. Deena González

This symposium brought together scholars, students, and community members for conversations related to Chicano/a History and Chicano/a Studies in honor of the work and legacy of Dr. Deena González.

Session recordings are now available for viewing.
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Gonzaga Students Making History

An internship provides an invaluable learning experience, an opportunity to explore a potential career field, a chance to learn and teach history beyond the classroom, and a vehicle for gaining hands-on experience that will enhance any resume, graduate school application, or law school application, regardless of the nature of the internship itself.

Learn more about how Gonzaga students are making history through internships.

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