Ave Maria University
The study of history goes far beyond memorizing places and dates. A true look at history is a way of understanding how people and societies change over time. It stresses analysis and investigation and gives timeless insight into the human condition. By enrolling in our History program, you’ll better understand human nature and learn to think historically.
Careers: Historian, Lawyer, Politician, Education, Business Management
In the words of Cicero, “To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.” In our History program, you’ll acquire knowledge that will deepen your understanding of the world we live in. Because the program is built upon our Liberal Arts core, you’ll unlock the treasures of the past to gain a deeper understanding of our shared human nature and society at large.
Fast Fact: The study of history has long been considered the ally of the politician and the lawyer. It teaches you to think, analyze, write and be persuasive, opening the doors to many career paths.
Any job needs people who can think, analyze, write and be persuasive, and those are the skills history majors learn in addition to acquiring historical knowledge and understanding about the world they live in. The American Historical Association details the careers that historians should consider.
Education: B.A., History, York University; M.A., History, University of Toronto; Ph.D., History, University of Toronto
Office: Henkels 2019
Phone: (239) 280-1661
Education: B.A., History, Ave Maria University; M.A., Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University; D.Phil, History, University of Oxford
Office: Henkels 3034
Phone: (239) 280-1563
Education: B.A., American Studies & History, Northwestern University; M. Phil, Political Thought & Intellectual History, University of Cambridge; Ph.D., History, University of Cambridge
Office: Henkels 2014A
Phone: (239) 280-1570
Education: B.A., History, Ave Maria University; M.Sc. (honors), History, University of Edinburgh; Ph.D., History, University of Otago, New Zealand
Office: Henkels 2056
Phone: (239) 304-7127
Career Services prides itself on providing students, alumni and employers with the opportunity to connect. No matter where you are in your career search, whether it’s deciding on a path, preparing for your first job interview or working on graduate school or fellowship applications, we can help.
The spiritual life on campus is the beating heart of Ave. Whether it’s attending Mass, receiving the sacraments, participating in retreats or getting spiritual direction, you’ll find the spiritual support you need from the priests and staff of Campus Ministry.
With AMU’s core curriculum, you’ll not only achieve breadth of knowledge, but also depth of knowledge. You’ll encounter the truth about God and His creation more completely through the dynamic interplay of all of the liberal arts, including theology and natural science.
Sunny skies, warm temperatures, a beautiful campus. What more could you want? How about a community-like atmosphere, quality instructors who care about your success, a wealth of spiritual activities, expert career guidance… and that’s only the beginning. Imagine your future at AMU. It all starts by filling out our free application today.