History is a bridge between the past and present. It’s a link that connects social sciences with humanities. Hence, studying history is essential for understanding the world today. The history program at LHU uses the research tools of social sciences and integrates a multitude of disciplinary approaches such as sociology, geography, anthropology, political science, economics, philosophy, humanities, etc. In addition, students acquire essential historical skills that include critical reading, thinking, and writing. The Public History track includes a special emphasis on architectural and oral history.
Graduates in history are prepared for post-graduate study, and for careers in education, journalism, business, law, government, etc. Students who choose the public history track prepare themselves for potential careers in museums, archives, libraries, and historical societies and agencies. Public history internships are available at places such as the National Civil War Museum and the archives of the Pennsylvania State Legislature.