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History at Montreat is about broad exposure and deep understanding. We take a look at our human past through critical and comparative lenses—focusing on the events and forces that lead up to our present circumstances and contribute to our future.


History major

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The Montreat College history program prepares students for the spheres of service, citizenship, scholarship, and vocation by demonstrating how the past animates the present and future. We help students gain a factual knowledge and an empathetic understanding of the world and its diverse cultures. The study of history also equips students with transferrable skills. These skills include synthesizing and analyzing large amounts of data, critical thinking, oral and written communication, and a proficiency in research skills.

Our history program provides an inviting environment to explore the various social, cultural, political, economic, and religious forces that have shaped and transformed the world. Classes are kept small to ensure that you have a place to voice informed opinions in a safe, collaborative atmosphere. Highly personalized faculty advising ensures a clear plan, starting with the courses you need for graduation and moving on to long-term professional goals. Our graduates have gone on to a wide range of educational and vocational pursuits, including graduate programs in history and anthropology, careers in ministry, law enforcement, and business.

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History faculty

Our faculty members are respected scholars and passionate teachers—they make history come to life in any environment.

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Interdisciplinary studies

Design your own major—and dive into a program that pulls from two or more academic disciplines at Montreat.

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Minors and certifications

You can make your path unique with a minor in another area—theatre or chemistry, for example: and we offer many options.

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