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While examining the past, history students learn to articulate different points of view, analyze evidence and ideas, and enhance both oral and written communication skills.

Wittenberg's history program is distinguished by its global orientation, wide course variety, opportunities for learning outside the classroom, and close interaction between students and a dedicated faculty of teacher-scholars.

The department of history actively utilizes discussion groups, colloquia, seminars, internships, local history and study abroad to develop oral and written communication skills, research capabilities, and critical and analytical aptitude.

Travel, research and internships are just some of the opportunities for history majors to extend their education beyond classroom walls. An internship allows you to explore the practical application of history and "public history" in a variety of museums, businesses and offices.

In the past five years, professors have taken students to France, Lesotho and Egypt, as well as local sites of interest in Springfield and Ohio. Students also take advantage of local resources to complete unique research projects. History majors have participated in the archaeological excavation of a 19th-century house on campus that once housed the university's first sorority.

A history major or minor is the springboard for any number of careers and professional opportunities, including in business, education, editing, and in both the public and private sectors.

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