Explore your love of history at Longwood in historic Farmville, Virginia. We are home to Civil war and Civil Rights landmarks and award-winning faculty who will help you interpret the history of our state, nation and world. 

Career Path

With a Longwood History degree you can tackle and solve today's issues as

  • Archivists
  • Curators
  • Educators and Education Administrators
  • Government Administrators
  • Lawyers
  • Librarians
  • National, State, and Local Park Administrators
  • Private Non-Profit Organizers and Administrators

What You'll Study


Learn how our past continues to impact our present and shape our future with a degree in History. You'll also have the option to choose a concentration based on your interest in education, law or public history if you want.  

Minor in History

History and Social Science Secondary Education

Do you see yourself helping students unlock their full potential? After completing Longwood’s teacher preparation program, you will graduate with a BA in History and a Virginia teaching license. You will be eligible to teach courses in US and World History, Economics, Sociology, Psychology, Government, and Geography from sixth through twelfth grade.

Pre-Law, History

Longwood’s Pre-law program is designed to prepare you for law school and other careers in the legal profession. You will develop your communication and analytical skills to prepare for the LSAT. Our faculty will guide you toward appropriate internships and help you choose the best law school for you.

Public History

Do you enjoy digging into the past at a historic site? Public historians work in museums, archives, and national, state, and local parks. They preserve artifacts and documents, and help interpret our history. Help keep the past relevant for everyone as you collaborate with other professionals in this interdisciplinary field.


The minor in History requires six courses. You’ll take required core courses in American History and in World History or Western Civilization. You will then work closely with your advisor to pick elective courses in your area of interest.


Get the skills emphasized in the study of history: the ability to think critically, a strong background in research and organization, and the ability to communicate effectively in History courses  including Modern Western Civilization, United States History Colonial Times to 1877 and Historical Methods. 

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