History Programs

The study of history challenges students to explore a variety of sources as they gain a greater understanding of the past. The College's expansive history curriculum spans a wide range of periods and developments around the world.

History is offered as both a major and a minor.

Gettysburg College also offers a Civil War Era Studies minor and a variety of special student opportunities unique to the History Department.

Find out more about our programs, explore the courses offered, and meet our faculty.

Alum Profile

History major Chris Gwinn '06 discusses Lincoln's "great task" at the First-Year Walk for the Class of 2020. Gwinn is currently the Supervisory Historian for Interpretation and Education at the Gettysburg National Military Park. Read More.