Eleanore Sharkey

Associate of Arts

Bachelor of Arts

History is the story of humanity itself. It gives context to all human endeavors. It informs us about the past, gives meaning to the present and points the way to the future.

With a Bachelor of Arts in History degree, you can pursue a career as an educator, researcher, editor, producer, information manager, lawyer and a historian for public, not-for-profit and government agencies. The Lourdes University Department of History, Political Science and Geography faculty offer curriculum that allows students to acquire a greater understanding of world cultures and human interaction while strengthening their critical thinking and communication skills and their global awareness.

Lourdes history graduates have secured employment in the areas of:

  • Homeland Security
  • Local historical agencies
  • Business & marketing
  • Customer service
  • Secondary education
  • Property management
  • Sales
  • Database management

History Major Opportunities

  • Becoming a member of Phi Alpha Theta History Society.
  • Completing an internship at a local historical agency or government office.
  • Participating in co-curricular events such as the Distinguished Lecture series, game night and movie night.
  • Minoring in political science.
  • Earning a concentration in pre-law.

History graduates often pursue a Master of Arts and a Doctor of Philosophy in history.

Travel Opportunities

Immersion in the culture and location of historical events provides a greater depth of understanding so history faculty lead students on travel opportunities to visit historical sites in the United States and abroad. The Ireland experience gives students first-hand experience with Irish culture and history by living in the Connemara region with trips to Dublin and local sties.

Phi Alpha Theta

Students who meet the academic requirements are invited to join Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society. This organization promotes the study of history and encourages interaction between students and professors through social and academic events. Lourdes students take part in the annual Region Conference where they present the results of their research and gain valuable feedback and experience. Past students have even won awards from Phi Alpha Theta for their scholarship.


Lourdes is proud to serve as the editorial institution for the Northwest Ohio History Journal, a national publication which showcases current scholarship on topics about this region. With Dr. Dwayne Beggs as the editor the journal provides faculty and students with the opportunity to publish their results of their research.


Learn more about the history major and the College of Arts and Sciences.