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History Department
Stephanie Loos, Staff Assistant
Old Main, Room 102
Lincoln, NE 68504
(402) 465-2343
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History Degrees

NWU History is where you’ll actively explore our past and apply its lessons to today’s most pressing challenges. With a history degree from NWU, you’ll develop the skills you need to succeed in any field.

Our history majors are outstanding writers, speakers, researchers and thinkers. They process tremendous amounts of information and can quickly distinguish between what’s relevant, what’s beside the point, and what’s essential.

When you master these “skills of the historian,” you’ll see they’re equally useful in every field. That’s why NWU alumni with a history degree include so many successful lawyers, entrepreneurs, teachers and civil servants.

Get amazing results.

Be a part of NWU History’s active approach to learning.

We travel. Recent destinations for study trips led by history professors include Austria, China, Germany and Japan. And the Capitol Hill Internship Program (CHIP) has connected history majors with internships in Washington, D.C., at institutions like the NASA History Office and the National Museum of the U.S. Navy.

We serve. Many NWU History courses integrate service experiences into your learning. Study environmental history and help agencies working on issues of pollution, climate change and natural resource management. Or study African American history and volunteer with Lincoln’s Malone Community Center.

We research. NWU supports important undergraduate research projects with thousands of dollars in grants and prizes each year. You can do the kinds of research most historians don’t experience until graduate school.

We work. Every history major completes an internship or thesis. Local and regional internships include positions at the Lincoln Planning Department and Nebraska State Historical Society. Or take advantage of national opportunities in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere.

History faculty

NWU History is home to excellent professors with an array of historical interests. They include an expert in Germany during the Reformation who also has an encyclopedic knowledge of Bob Dylan, a triathlete whose most recent book examines women on the North American plains, and the historian who coordinates NWU’s popular CHIP Program.


  • Patrick Lee headshot

    History alum fills ninth district court judge seat

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  • Josette Wren, CHIP experience

    History senior interns at Naval History and Heritage Command

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  • Max Martin, intern for the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia.

    History major curates museum exhibit

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  • Emma Peterson

    Two students selected for Fulbright Summer Institute

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  • Senior Brian Dunic has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach English in Germany next year.

    Two students awarded prestigious Fulbright Scholarships

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  • Sandra Mathews-Benham

    History professor named Faculty Advisor of the Year

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  • Meghan Winchell

    History professor reflects on experience in Charleston during tragic shootings

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Liberal arts education

At NWU, we value "the arts" in "liberal arts". From the sciences to language to full creative expression, you will receive a well rounded education at NWU.