Lehigh history majors are uniquely equipped for understanding our ever-changing world and the diversity of the human experience. By studying history, you practice the arts of explanation and empathy, and cultivate a broad set of research, communication, and critical thinking skills. Our undergraduate alumni work in a variety of careers, from law, education, journalism, public affairs and public policy to business and medicine.
The Lehigh history graduate program provides you with a strong foundation in historical knowledge and prepares you for an array of careers in research, teaching, and non-academic tracks. The M.A. and Ph.D. programs offer close faculty engagement, a collaborative student community, and extensive opportunities to conduct research, teach, and publish. Graduates often go on to pursue teaching positions, work in government agencies, or the private sector.