History Major Image

Why History at Valpo?

Everything has a past. A major in History will prepare you to understand the world, its systems and its people. Studying history at Valpo encourages students to understand the complexity of the human past in order to make informed decisions about the present. Students in Valpo history classes analyze evidence, craft arguments, conduct research, and organize public presentations—all useful skills for a variety of career paths. At Valpo you’ll be able to choose your own path where you’ll develop and master skills that will allow success no matter what career path you choose. Through experiential learning History students also can put your skills to work through our department’s growing public history internship program.

History Highlights


Under the supervision of Professor Ostoyich, students complete substantial research papers and present their findings publicly on campus.

Diverse Possibilities

The career opportunities for History majors are diverse.

Experts and Mentors

Professors at Valpo help students develop their knowledge, their career plans, and their curiosity.

Alumni Highlights Section Image
Alumni Highlights
Valpo History graduates go on to become high school teachers, work in museums, go to graduate school, work for local governments, work for non-profit organizations, or even go to law school. With the strong skill set you’ll develop at Valpo, you’ll be prepared to succeed wherever your journey takes you. Learn more about some of what our alums are doing now with their degree in history.
Learn More


We’re here to help. Just contact us. We’ll respond quickly, and we won’t share or sell your information, or send a bunch of emails (unless you want us to).