Why Major in History?
Penn State Abington’s history program can help you develop skills essential to lasting success in a fast-changing workforce. History students learn how to conceptualize issues, research problems, evaluate claims, build fact-based arguments, and forcefully present their ideas.
Essential twenty-first century skills like distinguishing fact from fiction, knowing how to verify information, and encountering unknowns with confidence all await you through the study of history.
History students learn from and become attuned to the perspectives of people whose experiences and values may differ dramatically from their own. They sharpen their abilities to understand and develop empathy for diverse cultures, leadership styles, and paths to positive change.
Abington history graduates have used these skills to build rewarding careers in business, law, education, public service, health care, and cultural institutions. Students in our public history program work with local organizations and become experts in exploring history with broad audiences. History majors also create fulfilling lives as citizens, volunteers, and community leaders.
Students benefit from an exceptionally wide range of research and internship opportunities in the Philadelphia area.
Join us to explore the near and distant past in the United States, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Studying the past will enrich your understanding of our lives today and our future possibilities.
Why study here?
Penn State Abington history students take advantage of distinctive opportunities including:
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