Ohio Wesleyan offers a broad range of U.S., European, Pacific Asian, and Latin American history courses. You have a great deal of creativity and flexibility in designing a program that suits your personal and historical interests, whether by taking listed courses or pursuing independent studies with individual faculty.

About the Majors

Ohio Wesleyan's history program gives you two major options, so you can create a program that fits your interests and career goals.

  • The History major provides both breadth and depth of historical knowledge, combined with the academic tools essential to historical inquiry. You complete 11 courses, with two each from the three departmental areas (U.S., Europe, and Pacific Asia, the Middle East, or Latin America).
  • The History Education major offers those interested in teaching in middle or high school the opportunity to study history and qualify for licensure in integrated social studies (Grades 7-12). You complete eight courses, with two each from the three departmental areas (U.S., Europe, and Pacific Asia, the Middle East, or Latin America). You also take all requisite professional education courses (including student teaching) and meet other state requirements.

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Graduate Outcomes

Dara Markus ’16

Dara majored in History and Biology and played on the OWU women’s soccer team. After graduating, she earned a master’s degree in nonprofit/public/organizational management at Washington University in St. Louis and was hired as a District Executive with Boy Scouts of America in Columbus, Ohio.

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Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3636
E history@owu.edu

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Chair: Barbara Terzian
Associate Professor of History
Elliott Hall 110
740-368-3632
baterzia@owu.edu

Secretary: Dawn Wright
Elliott Hall 110
740-368-3631
dmwright@owu.edu