History… the story of humankind
As an EMU history student, you will be prepared to serve as an active agent of change through a better understanding of the world and your role within it. Close relationships with faculty empower you to think critically about the past and view the future through a compassionate peace and justice lens. You will be equipped to research, synthesize, analyze, and communicate - versatile and important skills for careers in any industry.
- History is in our backyard. Our campus is only two hours from both Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital, and Richmond, the Confederate capital.
- We’re also close to many other historic sites in history-rich Virginia, including the unique Museum of American Frontier Culture in nearby Staunton, many Civil War battlefields, and the National Park Service’s historic Skyine Drive.
- One-on one mentoring with faculty with a variety of backgrounds and interests.-
- Our cross-cultural program gives you an opportunity to learn the history of another culture and will give you a new perspective on U.S. history.
- Internship opportunities with EMU's Washington Community Scholars Center in Washington, D.C.
- Work with faculty on major research projects and present at academic conferences.
Engage with primary sources, work with old documents, conduct oral history interviews and complete an original research paper.
A degree in history opens doors to a wide range of careers. Many fields require people with a solid liberal arts background, and few academic majors are as versatile as a history major. History graduates are equipped with key transferable skills that employers desire: research, synthesis, analysis, and clear written and oral communication.
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Albemarle County Parks and Recreation
Arabic Sch. Bonn
Avid Medical Inc
Belleville Mennonite Sch.
Berry & Parsons, and Goshen College
Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP
Carlos Rosario Elementary School
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Central Christian School
Chesapeake Climate Action Network (NGO)
Chessen & Associates
Christopher Dock Mennonite High School
Department of Legislative Services
Dept of Health and Human Services Montgomery
East Rockingham High School
Eastern Mennonite School
Eastern Mennonite Seminary
Elkton Middle School
Garrett Community Action Inc
George Fox Univ
Gibbel Kraybill & Hess
Good Enterprises Ltd
Government Accountability Office
Greenwood Mennonite School
Habitat for Humanity
Hampden Sydney College
Harrisonburg City Schools
Idaho State University
Iowa Mennonite School
James Madison Univ
Juniata County School District
Kraybill Mennonite School
Lancaster County Workforce Investment Board
Lancaster Mennonite Conference
Lancaster Mennonite High Schoo
lLancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Landis, Hunsberger, Gingrich & Weik LLP
Law Offices of Kenneth Covelens
Long Beach City College
Loudoun County Public Schools
Lutheran Social Svcs.
MACSA-El Portal Leadership Academy
Madison Local Schs.
Manheim Township School District
Asbury Center, Inc
Jackson Cnty. Dept. of Mental Health
Kushiro National College of Technology
Michigan Prison System
Mineral County Board of Education
Olds & Alderfer Psychological Services
PA Council of the Blind
Pennalton Country Schools
Perkins Middle Schl, Brownsville Indep Dist
Prince Georges Cnty. Bd. of Educ.
Project Peanut Butter
Ramer & Hedrick PC
Roanoke County Schools
Rockingham County Schools
School District of Lancaster
Search for Common Ground
Shalom Christian Academy
Shenandoah County Department of Social Servic
Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Boar
Social Security Administration
St. Mary's Hospital
Staunton City Schools
T C Williams HS
The American Legion National Headquarters
The Catholic University of America
The Evening Sun
The Friends Select School
The Ottawa Hospital
Thomas Harrison Middle School
TTA Systems LLC (Alston)
UNHCR (UN High Commission for Refugees)
Univ of Chicago
VA Dept of Corrections, Probation and Parole
- Nearly 100% of undergrads receive financial aid
- The average assistance package is over $30,000
- Over $14 million in aid was awarded by EMU in 2017-18
Financial aid packages often include:
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