To study history is to study the experiences of people around the world in the past in order to obtain a better understanding of the nature of the human condition. Northern’s history department promotes the viewpoint that, while it’s impossible to predict the future, it is essential to be aware of the views, aspirations and struggles of the past to better understand the problems and promises of today.
At Northern, we strongly believe in learning by thinking and doing. With guidance from caring, engaged instructors, you will be challenged to do high-quality research, improve your communication and quantitative skills, and develop an understanding of global, societal and individual factors that motivate human action—all skills desired by employers in many fields.
The traditional path of a history graduate is a professional who researches and analyzes the past, such as an archivist, biographer, curator, educator, genealogist or historian. History graduates also often find employment as bankers, FBI/CIA agents, genealogists, lawyers, legislative aides, librarians, managers, politicians, research analysts, personnel directors, sales representatives and writers—or other positions that require good communication and research skills.
If you have college credit and want to find out what will transfer to NMU, please visit www.nmu.edu/transfercredit