The history major prepares students for graduate work or for careers in a variety of fields including government, law, business, education, public history, and the Gospel ministry. Traditionally a key component of the classical liberal arts education, history and the skills demanded by the historical process provide a necessary foundation for learning. Course work encourages students to evaluate the historical narrative based on biblical principles, resulting in an integrative understanding.
Liberal Arts Core
The faculty of Cedarville, and particularly the faculty of the Department of History and Government believe in the value of the liberal arts core. We want our graduates to be educated individuals, not just trained employees. We recognize that both education and training are vital, and we are convinced that in this day and age college graduates need to know how to learn as much as they need to know how to do a task. The career experts suggest that graduates of colleges today will change careers 4-5 times in their lifetimes. Those shifts require a certain set of skills that the liberal arts courses help to develop in our students.