Valpo History majors know that the analytical thinking skills and contextual understanding they develop through their studies will allow them to succeed in any field. These students analyze both the great and forgotten events of world history and explore topics as diverse as witchcraft and China's Cultural Revolution.
The nature of training in History may help you to do better in any and every field. It has specific relevance to work as a historical writer/researcher in government and business; as a museum curator or archivist; as a teacher or professor; as a government official or worker at local, regional, state, national, or international level (in archives, embassies, consulates, or information offices). Many graduates today choose law schools or international studies to pursue their history-based careers.
Our faculty is balanced among areas of specialization in US, European, and Non-western history. We strive for excellence in teaching and research. We place high value upon our personal connections with students.
The Willis Boyd History Lectureship was established by friends and family in honor of Professor Willis Boyd. The most recent lecture, in 2008, featured Peter Kornbluh, director of the National Security Archive’s Cuba Documentation Project, who presented “After Fidel: Prospects for Improving U.S.-Cuban Relations."