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The ability to interpret history allows us to acquire insights into patterns and trends so that the past can be made relevant to the present.History is the study of the record of the human past. At Capital, students acquire knowledge of a wide range of historical eras and then develop the analytical ability to assess and synthesize historical data and historical interpretations.
The history faculty is dedicated, caring and committed to excellence in teaching and academic advising. The department offers a wide range of history courses and specialists to teach them. Explore our program and course listings in our online course bulletin.
Our courses and faculty expertise include American history, Civil War, Constitutional history, 1960s and Vietnam history, African-American, Native American and women’s history, European history, ancient and medieval history, Renaissance and Reformation, English history, Russian history, and international course offerings of the histories of Africa, Middle East, Latin America, China and Japan. We also offer minors in art history and historic preservation. These include an internship with a historical society, art gallery, museum or archive, many of which are located in Downtown Columbus, just a few miles from Capital's campus. All history majors are encouraged to take advantage of the excellent internship opportunities in Columbus or through The Washington Center in the nation’s capital. A semester overseas also is available through the International Education Office.
Employers value history majors because they are capable of organizing and analyzing information. With a degree in history from Capital, our graduates are prepared to enter many fields, including business, education, museums, archives, historical society work, politics, journalism and foreign service. They're also well-prepared to pursue advanced degrees in professions such as law (Did we mention we have a Law School?), or to go into government work.Here's what some of our graduates are doing now:
Below are our majors for traditional undergraduate students.
ARTArt TherapyStudio Art**BIOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCESBiology*Environmental ScienceBUSINESSAccountingFinancial EconomicsLeadership and ManagementMarketingCHEMISTRYBiochemistryChemistry* (A.C.S. Certified)Chemical Engineering (Dual Degree)COMMUNICATIONCommunicationCommunication Studies*Electronic Media and FilmOrganizational CommunicationPublic RelationsTheatre StudiesCONSERVATORY OF MUSICBachelor of MusicCompositionJazz StudiesMusic Education- Dual - Instrumental - Vocal
Music TechnologyMusic IndustryPerformance- Instrumental - Organ - Piano - Vocal - Voice – Opera Musical - Theatre Keyboard Pedagogy- Church - Organ - Piano
Bachelor of ArtsProfessional Studies-Music Technology
EDUCATIONEarly Childhood Education (Pre-K through Grade 3)Middle Childhood Education (Grades 4-9)Adolescent to Young AdultEducation (Grades 7-12)Intervention Education (Grades K-12)Multi-Age Education (K through Grade 12)ENGLISHCreative Writing*Literature*Professional Writing/Journalism*HEALTH AND SPORT SCIENCESAthletic TrainingExercise ScienceHealth and Fitness Management
MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCEComputer ScienceComputer Science – Engineering (Dual Degree)Mathematics*Mathematics – Engineering (Dual Degree)NURSINGNursing (Traditional BSN)POLITICAL SCIENCE AND ECONOMICSEconomicsEconomics/Political ScienceInternational StudiesPolitical Science*Public AdministrationPROFESSIONAL STUDIESInterdisciplinary StudiesProfessional Studies in Music Technology
RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHYReligionPhilosophyWorship MinistriesYouth Ministry andChristian EducationSOCIAL WORKSocial WorkSOCIOLOGY AND CRIMINOLOGYCriminologySociologyWORLD LANGUAGES AND CULTURESFrenchSpanishPRE-PROFESSIONALPre-DentistryPre-LawPre-MedicinePre-Occupational TherapyPre-OptometryPre-PharmacyPre-Physical TherapyPre-Physician AssistantPre-PodiatryPre-Public HealthPre-SeminaryPre-Veterinary Medicine