College of Arts & Sciences

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History is the story told of our past. It informs us of who we were, who we are, and from where we came. It is a foundation of the liberal arts and is essential to understand not only ourselves but the world around us. History hones the tools all students need to move upward in their professions—cultural literacy, reading, writing and research skills. History majors can plan, design, and think critically. They are ready for numerous professional paths, including teaching, the law, and government service.


The Department of the Humanities, in conjunction with Education, supervises student preparations for Pennsylvania teacher certification.

Contact Information

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Kevin Godfrey, Ph.D.
Chair of Humanities

     Francis Hall 216