Accomplished faculty instruct, guide, and inspire Edinboro students to achieve and lead. EU faculty are recognized for their commitment to student success and creating a personal and engaging academic environment.
The Edinboro experience extends well beyond the classroom. EU students prepare for careers and life through opportunities for hands-on learning, collaborative research with faculty, global travel, and internships.
Fighting Scots live, work, and play in state-of-the-art facilities on EU’s picturesque 585-acre campus. Located just 20 miles south of Erie, Pennsylvania’s fourth-largest city, Edinboro is bustling with exciting activities.
Gain a perspective on historical events.
Want to teach? Earn a dual degree in History and Education and become certified to teach in middle or secondary schools.
The History program at Edinboro University is grounded in a tradition of scholarship and rational thought. As a student, you will learn to apply high-level reading comprehension skills such as critical thinking, contextual analysis and synthesis, and you will also acquire 21st century interactive digital skills. Outstanding resources like these help you face the challenges of our rapidly changing world:
State-of-the-art learning facilities and a Student Resource Study Center with tutoring services.
Internship opportunities in public history organizations and local, state and national government agencies.
Oral History Studio and Collection with more than 600 interviews from people in the region and collections on Italian-American Women, Sisters of St. Joseph, Women in World War II, Men in World War II, Race-Gender Ethnicity, Erie Illusion and more.
Model United Nations.
Phi Alpha Theta History International Honor Society.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in History program find success in a variety of fields. Some share their love of history as elementary or secondary school teachers. Others pursue graduate degrees or find employment at universities, in the media, working for non-profit research organizations, government agencies and business. When combined with a Pre-Law Studies minor, History is also a great major for students interested in attending law school. Notable alumni include:
Jonathan Tenney (BA ’97) - Assistant Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
Jennifer Huck (BA ‘00) - Kent State University (History).
R. James Wertz (BA ‘02) - Associate Professor of Journalism and Public Relations and Associate Dean for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Edinboro University.
Jamie Chapman (BA ’02, MA ’07) - Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA.
Timothy Hemmis (BA ‘04) - Southern Mississippi (History).
Dan Vogel (BA ‘05) - Texas Christian University (History).
Deborah Jill Constantin (BA ‘06) - University of Texas-El Paso (History).
Betty Cruz (BA ’09) - Manager of Special Initiatives for the Office of the Mayor, City of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh.
"History is interconnected to every facet of life. The advantage of attaining a History degree is that it will lead you to careers in education, law, the medical field, business and emerging technological fields."
Umeme Sababu, Chair, Department of History, Politics, Languages and Cultures
Dr. Umeme Sababu, Department Chair
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