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B.A. History

Major Minor Teaching Endorsement
120 credit hours
98% career outcome rate1

Student-to-faculty ratio

Faculty with terminal degree

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.

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.

History Courses

Program Differentiators

Core Concepts

The history program at Concordia University, Nebraska provides students with a broad knowledge of history and equips them with the skills necessary to study and understand the past. Our graduates leave our program as strong written and oral communicators and exceptional analytical thinkers. These skills not only serve them in studying the past, but also provide them the tools they need to be successful in their careers and in life. 

Dr. John Hink - History

One of history professor Dr. John Hink's lectures is about our favorite subject: food. Why do we eat the foods we do? Learn more about Dr. Hink in this Faculty 5 video.

Dr. Matthew Phillips - History

Dr. Matthew Phillips likes teaching history because the truth is more interesting than fiction. Learn more about Dr. Phillips in this Faculty 5 video.



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.
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Concordia NebraskaHistory: Learning Objectives

Students in the history program at Concordia University, Nebraska will demonstrate their understanding of different peoples and cultures in past environments and how those cultures changed over the centuries.

Students will demonstrate the ability to 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.

Students will demonstrate ethical use of sources and provide accurate and properly formatted citations.

Concordia NebraskaHistory: Program Goals


Students in the history program at Concordia University, Nebraska will demonstrate ethical use of sources and be able to cite their research.


Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills by analyzing, synthesizing and evaluating historical information.


Students will employ a full range of techniques and methods used to gain historical knowledge.


Students will be able to communicate basic historical principles through written and verbal means.

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History Faculty

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

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Concordia NebraskaHistory: FAQs

Concordia Nebraska History: Career Outcomes

High School History Teacher

High school history teachers offer classroom instruction to students, expanding on what they may have learned in earlier grades. High school is also the time when many students move beyond rote memorization of dates and events to a critical analysis of the impact and meaning of historical events. As a high school history teacher, it would be your job to direct and encourage students to examine national, state, local and global history.

7% Annual Growth Rate2
$39,740 Entry-Level Salary2
$60,320 Mid-Level Salary2
$97,500 Late-Level Salary2

Library Archivist

Library archivists preserve important historical documents and material. As an archivist, you might be in charge of archiving and cataloging material, as well as making digital copies to help preserve and share documents. Sometimes, library archivists give tours or lectures, educating the public and sharing their love of history.

9% Annual Growth Rate2
$18,456 Entry-Level Salary2
$24,878 Mid-Level Salary2
$38,551 Late-Level Salary2


Geography teachers work in middle schools, high schools or colleges teaching students about the physical world. As a geography teacher, you would prepare lessons about how people are influenced by or interact with their surroundings. Geography teachers expose students to physical and regional geography, earth sciences, technology relating to geographyand environmental or cultural elements of geography.

6% Annual Growth Rate2
$27,550 Entry-Level Salary2
$55,870 Mid-Level Salary2
$101,640 Late-Level Salary2

History Professor

History professors create lesson plans, hold discussions and lectures and teach history classes to college students. If you choose to become a history professor, you would likely also research historical subjects and publish scholarly papers, articles and books.

13.6% Annual Growth Rate2
$40,170 Entry-Level Salary2
$72,690 Mid-Level Salary2
$134,870 Late-Level Salary2

Concordia NebraskaHistory: Related Programs


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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1 Recent graduates attending graduate school or employed within six months of graduation.

2 Career salary and wages sourced from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.