The study of history at Kentucky Wesleyan College seeks to help students to understand and appreciate the human experience, think critically and communicate effectively. History is the bedrock of a liberal arts education, and it helps prepare a student to do many things.
Our History program includes two full-time and six part-time faculty presenting students with a variety of backgrounds, interests and teaching strengths. Three of our faculty members have Ph.D. degrees and most have contributed to the discipline by publishing or presenting original research.
What can I do with a history degree?
History is a versatile major, providing graduates an excellent basis for a variety of careers in public and private sectors. Our majors who have gone on to graduate school, law school or seminary tell us they were well-prepared.
The students who graduate with a history degree become teachers, coaches, attorneys, businesspeople and more. They work in fields as diverse as civil service, public relations, insurance, the ministry and homemaking. Several are in law school, graduate school or seminary.
The 3+3 Accelerated Law program at the University of Louisville allows eligible undergraduate students to apply to the Brandeis School of Law in their junior year. Students admitted under the program fulfill their senior year of undergraduate credits through the successful completion of their first year law school courses, allowing them to graduate with both a baccalaureate degree at the end of their first year of law school from Kentucky Wesleyan College and Juris Doctor degree from the University of Louisville two years later, saving a year of tuition and related costs.