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 around the world.

History is offered as both a major and a minor.

Gettysburg College also offers a Civil War Era Studies minor and a variety of special student opportunities unique to the 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 Spotlight

Prof. Michael Birkner discusses how history repeats itself with presidential scandals on Medium.

Paving the way to scandal

Faculty Author Series

Scott Hancock

Slavery, Resistance, Freedom