- Allied Health
- Applied Science
- Graphic Design
- Studio Arts
- Fashion Design & Interior Design
- Athletic Training
- Biblical Studies
- Cell & Molecular Biology
- Ecology & Field Biology
- General Biology
- Systems & Structural Biology
- Business majors
- Global Business
- Christian Ministries
- Church Recreation
- Educational Ministry
- Youth Ministry
- Cinema/Media Communication
- Audio Production
- Film Studies
- Cognitive Science
- Communication Arts
- Computer Science
- Elementary Education
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Health and Human Performance
- Fitness Management
- Health Pre-teaching
- Physical Education Pre-teaching
- Information Systems
- Interdisciplinary Studies
- International Studies
- Theory and Composition
- Music Education
- Organizational Communication
Common Career Paths
- Public history
If you’re looking for a major that gives you plenty of career options – in the arenas of academia, law, business, ministry and government, to name a few – consider George Fox University’s history program.
History majors work on developing skills in research, writing and verbal communication – skills essential for success in most any occupation. History-related careers are offered in the diplomatic corps, museums, interpretive centers, historical societies, library and government archives, and research institutions.
Our 36-credit program, taught in a Christian college environment, features four required courses and eight elective classes, so most students find they can add a second major or minor in a different field. You will work with a faculty advisor to design a major that specifically fits your career goals.
Request information about the history major at George Fox University or apply now to begin your education at Oregon's Christian university, ranked as one of the top Christian colleges in the nation by Forbes.
Like many liberal arts programs, a history major prepares students for a wide variety of career paths. Students are taught how to think critically and adapt to an ever-changing world. History majors can find jobs in many fields that depend upon their training in data analysis and interpretation, organization of ideas, logical thinking, problem solving, and compelling verbal and written communication.
Positions history majors have held
- Account Executive, Enterprise Holdings
- Curator, Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum
- High School Teacher, St. Paul High School
- Executive Assistant, Global Investments Corp., USA
- Middle School Teacher, Hillsboro School District
- Program Manager, Community Youth Ministries
- Accountant, Deloitte & Touche
- Technical Claims Specialist, Liberty Mutual Group
- Librarian, Salem Public Library
- History Professor, St. Catherine University
- Park Ranger, National Park Service
- Associate, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Graduate schools to which history majors have been accepted
- Cambridge University
- Harvard Law
- University of Notre Dame
- Indiana University
- Cornell Law
- University of Virginia
- University of Washington
- University of Minnesota
- University of St. Andrews
- University of Manchester
Real-world learning opportunities
- Research for Climax, Newberg, Ore.
- Public history internship at Evergreen Aviation Museum, McMinnville, Ore.
- Independent summer research projects funded by the Richter Program
- Teaching and research assistantships with faculty members
- Study abroad at Oxford University
- Public history internship at the High Desert Museum, Bend, Ore.
- Pamphlet writer, Old Fashioned Festival, Newberg, Ore.
- Public history internship, Oregon Trails Museum, Oregon City, Ore.
Points of Distinction
- Study history from a Christian perspective
- Learn from professors who have won research and teaching awards
- Explore American, European, South American, African and Asian history
- Participate in an annual regional history conference as a student presenter
- Undertake independent research
- Gain experience through public history internships
Why George Fox?
- Christ-centered community
Our faith influences everything we do here, from the way our professors teach to the way we relate to one another and serve in the community.
- Global opportunities
Nearly half of George Fox undergraduate students study abroad. That ranks in the top 50 out of 1,400 American colleges!
- Small classes
Our 13-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio means you'll get to know your professors on a personal level.
- National recognition
George Fox University is a Christian university classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first-tier regional university, and Forbes ranks George Fox among the highest Christian colleges in the country.