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Why Study History at E-town?


Small classes.

It won't take long to know the history of your classmates and professors. With small class sizes, you will get personal attention and have the opportunity for meaningful interaction with faculty and fellow students. Student organizations, such as the History Club and Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society, provide similar opportunities. 

Rich history all around.

History students will be immersed in Pennsylvania and United States history when they make Elizabethtown home. Close to Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Washington D.C. and in the heart of Amish Country, there are countless museums and historic sites to explore, from century-old railroad stations to battlefields. Our professors use these resources to provide students opportunities for original research. Maybe you'll even intern at one of these sites and present your research at professional conferences.

Create your own history.

Everything has a history. That's why so many of our history majors choose to double major or minor in another academic area. Pair up history with another fascinating discipline such as Modern Languages, Education, Business, Political Science or International Studies.

No boundaries.

We highly encourage our majors to study abroad for a semester—or two. If a semester is too long, there are a number of short-term study abroad opportunities available.  Your world history book comes to life when you spend the semester learning in China, Japan, Germany, England or anywhere else on the globe. Discover history while experiencing a new culture.

Learn from the best.

Your professors in the History Department teach a wide array of courses in American, European, North African, Middle Eastern and Asian history. Your professors are active scholars who present their research at conferences, publish books and edit journals. For specific program requirements, please visit the program requirements page. 

Endless possibilities.  

Elizabethtown's history majors have gone on to careers in government, law, teaching, archives, museums, libraries, college administration, and business. For more information, please visit our outcomes and alumni pages.

For more information. 

For more information regarding the History Department, please contact either  Dr. David Brown, Chair of the History Department, or  Carol Ouimet,  department assistant, at 717-361-1234. 

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