B.A. History

Major Minor Teaching Endorsement

History is one of the most versatile undergraduate majors you can choose, because it touches on all forms of human endeavor, from arts and languages to science and economics. In studying history, you learn about lost worlds, travel to other times and places and discover hidden truths about human nature and God’s creation.

At Concordia University, Nebraska, we provide our students with a broad knowledge of history and equip them with the skills necessary to study and understand the past. You will leave the history program as a strong written and oral communicator and exceptional analytical thinker, which will serve you in studying the history and provide you with the tools you need to be successful in your future, no matter your choice of career.

History Courses

120 credit hours
97% career outcome rate1
12:1 Student-to-faculty ratio

Discover the past and learn more about human nature and God’s creation! 

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Program Highlights


Concordia Nebraska’s history program contains a diverse selection of over 25 courses that span  

  • Time (Ancient Rome, Early American Nation),  
  • Geography (Latin America, Modern China) and  
  • Topic (Immigration, the Constitution).  

All of Concordia’s history faculty have a terminal degree and are experts in their field of study. With small class sizes, our faculty capitalize on the opportunity to personally mentor history students throughout their four years on campus and help them achieve their academic and personal goals on their way to successful careers.   

Concordia University’s strong relationships with local institutions, such as the Nebraska National Guard Museum, located in Seward, or the Nebraska State Historical Society in Lincoln, means that students not only receive an excellent education inside the classroom, but will also be able to apply their history knowledge in a real-world setting. 


As experts in history, our faculty and instructors bring years of experience to the classroom. 

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Kacy Meyer
Kacy Meyer
Jenks, Oklahoma

In the history program at Concordia, you are taught how to analyze documents and become a critical thinker, as well as become an effective communicator through writing and presentations.


Concordia University, Nebraska is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 

Degree Goals

A history program graduate from Concordia University, Nebraska will be able to:  

  • demonstrate their understanding of different peoples and cultures in past environments and how those cultures changed over the centuries. 
  • recognize and articulate the diversity of human experience, including ethnicity, race and language, as well as political, economic, social and cultural studies over time and space. 
  • demonstrate ethical use of sources and be able to cite their research. 
  • Analyze, synthesize and evaluate historical information. 
  • communicate basic historical principles through written and verbal means. 

History, Geography, Intercultural Studies and Modern Languages Minors

  • American Sign Language  
  • English as a Second Language  
  • Geography  
  • Geospatial Technology  
  • History  
  • Mandarin  
  • Missional Leadership  
  • Spanish  
  • World and Intercultural Studies 

Career Outcomes

Library Archivist 

  • Preserve important historical documents and material 
  • Archive and catalog material 
  • Make digital copies of documents to help preserve history 


  • Research, analyze, interpret and write about the past by studying historical documents and sources 
  • Evaluate information from sources to answer questions about historical events and people 

History Teacher 

  • Offer classroom instruction to students 
  • Help students learn to critically analyze historical events 


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Secondary Education

With a degree in secondary education from Concordia University, Nebraska, you will be equipped to teach grades 7-12, encouraging intellectual and emotional growth at a critical time in the lives of your students. You’ll engage in rich coursework, collaborate with faculty and gain invaluable experience first shadowing a professional teacher and then teaching in your own high school classroom.

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World and Intercultural Studies

The world and intercultural studies program at Concordia is a 48 hour cross-disciplinary major designed for students with interests in international service, communication, world missions, language or cultural studies. World and intercultural studies can be an effective stand-alone major, or you can choose to pair it with majors or minors in business, communication, sociology, theology and more so you can combine your passions and find the career that best suits you.

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