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

Student Research

Mapping Gettysburg: Carlisle Street, East Side, 1920 by Elizabeth Amrhein '12

Faculty Spotlight

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

Paving the way to scandal