Department of History

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Undergraduate Programs

With a bachelor's degree in history, you will have the critical thinking skills and historical knowledge that can lead you to careers in teaching, government service, public history, pre-law training, broad business opportunities, journalism, and archival positions.

History, BA

History/Pre-Law Track, BA

Social Studies Education/History Track, BSEd

History Honors Program

History Minor

Certificate in Public History

Certificate in Digital History

The IUP Story: Indiana University of Pennsylvania, from Normal School to University, by professor emeritus of history Charles Cashdollar '65, is available for purchase. Learn more about the new book and place an order online.

For Current Students

Helpful information on courses, advising, research help, careers in history, and more

Scholarships (Department Awards)

Information on History Department scholarships

History Happy Hour

Join department faculty and fellow students at our virtual History Happy Hour. It happens every Wednesday from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.via Zoom. Bring your own snack!


Botelho Discusses Big Ideas: Transformative Culture and Professions Certificate

Lynn Botelho was the invited guest to the Aspen Institute’s Undergraduate Consortium to share IUP’s Big Ideas: Transformative Culture and the Professions certificate.

IUP History Alum wins honorable mention for article

IUP History graduate Samuel Richards ('04) recently was awarded an "honorable mention" during the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church's Annual Meeting for his article on Edward Colston. 

Mannard Wins Best Feature Article Award

Joseph Mannard’s article “’Our Prospects Are Mighty Dark … Still I Confide in God’: The Ordeal of the Sisters of the Visitation in Antebellum Wheeling” was recognized as the Best Feature Article in the Journal of American Catholic Studies for 2021. This is Dr. Mannard’s second such recognition.

History Alumnus Gresick Awarded Maryland Teacher of the Year

Matthew Gresick ’02 was recently awarded the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History 2020 History Teacher of the Year for Maryland.

History Department 2020 Commencement

The History Department will celebrate its 2020 graduates on Saturday, May 9, at 9:00 a.m. via Zoom. Department and scholarship awards will also be announced during the event.