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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.

Rich history all around.

History students will be immersed in Pennsylvania and United States history when they make Elizabethtown home. Close to Gettysburg, 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 battle fields. Our professors use these resources to provide students opportunities for original research. Maybe you'll even intern at one of these sites.

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 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.

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