History

Holy Family University is proud to offer students a highly supportive learning environment that values their personal and professional goals. Students in our History program thrive in our small yet challenging learning environment. We believe in educating beyond the classroom and providing opportunities for hands-on experience, which is a key component of your college education.

What can you do with this major?

In addition to those students who go on to pursue studies in graduate programs and careers in education, many of our history graduates have found careers as:

  • Analysts
  • Archivists
  • Congressional Aides
  • Editors
  • Foreign Service Officers
  • Foundation Staffers
  • Information Specialists

Major Coursework

History majors will study a wide array of world and American history topics and participate in advanced seminars in historiography and historical methods.

Some of the courses you will take include:

  • American Civil War
  • Cold War Through Film
  • History of Pennsylvania
  • Revolutionary America
  • Social Movements in History
  • The Imperial Capital: Fin de siècle Culture, Politics, and Power
  • Women in America
  • World War II

Real-World Experience

History students can gain real-world experience through Holy Family University’s nationally recognized co-op and internship program.

Some of the companies our students have worked with include:

  • Clean Air Council
  • Glen Foerd on the Delaware
  • Patrick Murphy - U.S. House of Representatives
  • U.S. Dept. of the Treasury
  • Washington Crossing Historic Park

Career Success

Due to their excellent education, many of our history graduates have wonderful success stories in careers that stretch the boundaries of the expected.

Here are just a few of the positions our recent graduates hold:

  • Sales Manager at the Franklin Institute
  • Operations Associate at Vanguard
  • Logistics Management Specialist for the U.S. Defense Department
  • Administrative Officer at U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • International Logistics Specialist at Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • Recreation Leader at Philadelphia Parks and Recreation
  • Faculty and Public and Private Schools in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and other states.