Our program has a strong placement of graduates into graduate and law schools, often with scholarships and/or assistantships. As such, faculty are very involved in the application and reference process.
Leaders in every industry, from business to the arts, can point to their training as history majors as the starting point for their success. Indeed, historical study plays an important part in fostering well-rounded intellectual development as well as instilling valuable career skills in research, writing, argumentation and documentation.
Interestingly (and luckily for history majors) recent trends in medical and business school admissions suggest that professional schools are looking for students with training in humanities and social sciences.
Former Student Tells All
"This History department at Grand View has supplied me the education to be a well-rounded and highly curious educator. The passion and vitality of the History professors at Grand View influenced me to love research and have a growth mindset. Thanks to professors like Dr. Matthew Plowman, Dr. Kevin Gannon, and Professor-Emeritus Evan Thomas, I feel fully prepared to hand on the love of learning to the students in my classroom."
--Michael Davenport, Des Moines Public Schools
Alum Shares Her Story
"I credit the Grand View history department, especially the faculty with preparing me, not just for graduate school and future employment, but really preparing me for life. The courses I took and the faculty I engaged with encouraged me to think for myself and question everything. I was taught to analyze history, not just regurgitate information about a person, event, or important date. I started to form my own opinions on various topics, not just history, because of the training and the critical inquiry demanded of me in my coursework."
--Lauren Haugh, Advising lead/GV Completion Coach/Adjunct