History Programs

The study of history challenges students to explore a variety of sources as they gain a greater understanding of the past. The College's expansive history curriculum spans a wide range of periods and developments in the Western and non-Western worlds.

History is offered as both a major and a minor.

The Department also offers a Civil War Era Studies minor and a variety of special student opportunities unique to the Gettysburg College History Department.

Find out more about our programs, explore the courses offered, and meet our faculty.

History News

History News Archive


History at Gettysburg College

Watch this video to learn more about the History department and the Gettysburg Semester at Gettysburg College.


Faculty Author Series

Michael Birkner

Birkner's scholarship has focused on aspects of 19th- and 20th-century America: political, urban, oral and biographical history. Read More