The Department of History offers studies in a variety of historical fields to prepare students for the Bachelor of Arts degree, the Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education, and the Bachelor of Arts degree with Paralegal Studies.
The Department has designed a curriculum that prepares students for advanced study at the graduate level. Students interested in a more diverse career track may also apply what they learn to professions in law, government, museum work, and historical preservation. Business and industry commonly employ graduates with a history degree because of their advanced writing, analytic, and research skills.
Our History degree with Paralegal Studies major is approved by the American Bar Association and taught in conjunction with Lehigh Carbon Community College.
Our Bachelor of Science Program in Secondary Education offers qualified graduates provisional certification from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in Social Studies Education.
Kutztown University has established several prizes that are awarded to outstanding graduating seniors in history. The awards encourage academic achievement and honor outstanding accomplishment in history. The History Department recommends students to receive the following awards at graduation: the Bright and Lucille Beck Award in American History, the Anthony J. Mazzaferri Award for Distinguished Scholarship in History, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Award. The Anthony J. Mazzaferri and Esther M. Willits History Scholarships are given annually to outstanding history majors.
Financial aid for qualified students is available at Kutztown University. Students who wish to apply for various student aid programs should contact the Financial Aid Office, which will provide advice and assistance to students interested in scholarships, grants, loans, and on-campus employment.
Andrew Arnold, Ph.D
Associate Professor and Chair