History at Lehigh

Welcome to History at Lehigh, where we continue the legacy of liberal arts education within the research institution. Our department offers Lehigh students the undergraduate major and minor, the M.A., and the Ph.D.; undergraduate and graduate concentrations in public history; and a graduate certificate and minor in documentary film-making.

The history major trains majors to think critically about the events and forces that have shaped the modern world, to analyze and interpret sources and evidence, and to view issues from a variety of perspectives. Those skills have served students well in a wide range of careers that require research, analysis, argumentation, and effective communication.