Earn your History degree at Holy Family University

History, Minor

Students pursuing a Minor in History study the growth and development of human society from political, social, economic, and cultural perspectives. Students learn to make decisions about what to investigate, whom to believe, what happened first, and critical thinking.

What Can I Do with this Minor?

In addition to those students who go on to pursue studies in graduate programs and careers in education, students who have studied History have found careers as:

  • Analysts
  • Archivists
  • Attorneys
  • Congressional aides
  • Editors
  • Foreign service officers
  • Foundation staffers
  • Intelligence agents
  • Information specialists
  • Journalists
  • Legal assistants
  • Lobbyists
  • Public relations staffers
  • Researchers


Program Details

Career Paths

Tuition & Fees

Program Information

Degree Awarded
  • Minor
Program Type
  • Minor
Program Location
  • Main Campus - Northeast Philadelphia
Required Credit Hours

Program Overview

The History minor offers students an introduction to World and American History, allows them to study in depth an area of interest, and provides training in historical methodology. History is a discipline that constantly adopts new techniques of analysis and new ways of gathering and presenting information. Students of history learn to use and create digital media, perform quantitative as well as qualitative analysis, and present their findings in compelling ways. 

Where Students and Alumni Intern and Work

History students can gain real-world experience through Holy Family’s nationally recognized co-op and internship program. Some of the companies our students have worked with include:

  • CCI Consulting
  • Cardinal Health
  • City of Philadelphia
  • Clean Air Council
  • CompuData
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center
  • Glen Foerd on the Delaware
  • Grass Roots Health
  • Greater Philadelphia YMCA
  • Holy Family University
  • Lower Southampton Parks and Recreation
  • Newmark Knight Frank Realty
  • No Longer Bound Prevention Services
  • OneMain Financial
  • RT Specialty
  • Range Crew at Eastern Sierra Conservation Corps
  • Robert Half Associates
  • Temple University Hospital
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • The Franklin Institute
  • The Greater Knead
  • The Museum of the American Revolution
  • The Wendy’s Corp
  • U. S. Social Security Administration
  • U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Vanguard
  • Washington Crossing Historic Park
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