A History Degree from a Christian College is Extremely Versatile

A History Degree from a Christian College is Extremely Versatile

Are you ready to learn about the past so you can change the future?

Our History Degree provides the student with a framework for the understanding, interpretation, and evaluation of events throughout history. However, it goes beyond the mere studying of past events. Once a student has earned a history degree, he or she will never be the same. They will no longer be able to look at the world from a limited context.
In order to change our current world and improve our lives (and the lives of those who come after us) it is imperative we understand what has already been done. Whether it be good, bad, or otherwise, we can learn from it and improve upon it to make real, lasting transformations.

The History of the World & The History of the Bible

 A History Major also provides a student with the context for events and people related to the Bible and the church. In addition, it intentionally seeks to participate in “character building.” It helps a student to mold his or her attitudes and values within the principles of the Christian faith.
It covers a wide range of interests and is a solid foundation for students to build further study in many fields such as:
  • educationhistory degree
  • law
  • journalism
  • government

It is also useful as a background for:

  • seminary studies
  • home or foreign mission work
  • archaeology
  • home schooling

Students with a History Degree go on to get jobs in:

  • historical societieshistory degree
  • museums
  • libraries
  • criminal justice
  • much more

A History Degree and Public Policy

The Public Policy track is an option within the History Major for those students who are planning a career in Government, public service, or law. Lansing, our state capital with many government offices, is blessed to have Cooley Law School in town. Cooley is the largest Law School in the country with approximately 3,000 students.

Some of the classes required for this major include things like Ancient Western Civilization, US History, Black American History, Family Law,  Public Policy, and Research Methods in History. For a more complete list click here.

Graduates completing this degree will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the facts (events, people, places, dates) and flow (connections, influences, lessons, etc.) of history;
  • Distinguish between established truths and mere opinions;
  • Critically evaluate various situations, dilemmas, and viewpoints or interpretations;
  • Display the ethical lessons of history that are consistent with Biblical Christian morality in his or her personal lifestyle, conduct and relationships with others;
  • Produce written research of a quality commensurate with that of respected publications in the field.

Want to find out more?

Please contact our admissions office today to learn how a History Degree from GLCC can help change tomorrow.

Greg Stauffer, Vice President of Enrollment Management

Phone: (517) 321-0242 ext. 230

We look forward to hearing from you!

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