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History & Related Fields

The Department of History and Related Fields shapes students to possess both historical knowledge and the ability to read deeply, think historically and critically, and communicate well. These qualities equip them to impact their home, church, community, and world.

About the Department

The History Department offers courses stretching from the ancient world to just yesterday, and covering many geographic areas. We have strengths in the ancient world and archaeology, modern Europe, and United States history. Our department believes that understanding the Ancient World sheds light on understanding the World of the Bible.

Students in our department also get grounded in church history, which is not often required at other institutions. In American history, we pay attention to the nation’s constitutional, political, and religious development. The major offers the flexibility to go in-depth in a particular area of study, add a second major, or add a minor in a field such as political science. Students also have opportunities to study abroad or complete an internship.

The History Department taps into the Twin Cities for history-related opportunities. Museums and historical archives are a short ride away, and students take field trips to cultural sites.

Students participate in historical, cultural, and political internships. Many UNW students have interned at the Minnesota State Capitol, the Minnesota History Center, and a wide range of Twin Cities businesses. 

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Majors and Programs

The Department of History & Related Fields offers two majors: History, or Politics, History, & Economics. These majors and related programs prepare you for further graduate study (M.A., Ph.D., J.D., or M.Div.) and careers across a wide spectrum. Whatever fields our students select, they’ll find themselves equipped for meaningful careers!

Meet your Professors

Our faculty are recognized experts in their fields, all hold terminal degrees, are published authors, and hold leadership roles in national and international organizations.

Matthew Miller, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of History & Related Fields
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Adina Kelley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of History
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Department of History & Related Fields

Nazareth Hall, N3219
3003 Snelling Avenue North
St. Paul, MN 55113

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