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Why History at Lehigh?

Professor Emily Pope-Obeda Special Collections Fall 2023

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. 

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Student Voices


Emily Perry

“Being in the history department at Lehigh means a close-knit community. I have had multiple classes with the same professors.”

Emily Perry

History and Political Science double major
Clayton University Center
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Student Spotlight

Examining the African American Community in Philadelphia

Everett Hardy

Ph.D. in History

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Nitzan Lebovic professor of history at Lehigh University

A German Jewish Time

Nitzan Lebovic, Professor of History, studies a collection of 20th German Jewish intellectuals who wrestled continually with concepts of time and temporality. His work reveals that they often viewed time—not space—as the key to their individual and collective experience.

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