HISTORY is the study of people, events, places and ideas that comprise the human story.

About the Program

By understanding the rich texture of the past - beyond the basic facts - students learn how to interpret the world they are inheriting.

  • You will take courses in United States and world history as well as a variety of specialized courses that survey time periods, places and specific events.
  • You will learn how to analyze historical documents, understand scholarly interpretations of history, and conduct your own research.
  • You will also have the opportunity to develop and sharpen a Christian worldview as a context for exploring the past.
  • You can take advantage of study abroad opportunities and a semester-long program in Washington D.C.

MNU History majors benefit from small class sizes and innovative teaching. In your history classes, you won't be just sitting quietly listening to lectures. Through the use of games, simulations, discussions, debates, projects, and technology, students learn and experience history in a wide variety of ways. Students learn how to effectively analyze historical sources and communicate that analysis to a critical audience. As a senior, the capstone experience allows you to develop and complete a year-long research project on the topic of your choice.

Graduates leave MNU's history program with not only knowledge of the past, but also the ability to use that knowledge as a part of God's plan for their life.

Your future


Touching many areas of history, you could become a:

  • Researcher
  • Archivist
  • Librarian
  • Curator
  • Teacher
  • Historian

Employers & Internships

Some of our recent history grads have landed jobs at:

  • English Language teacher at The English Club, Chelyabinsk, Russia
  • Program Director, Johnson County Parks and Recreation Department
  • Policy Analyst, National Council of La Raza, Washington D.C.
  • Legislative Assistant for KS State Senator Dinah Sykes
  • Education Assistant, Johnson County Museum
  • Commissioner, Bonner Springs City Planning Commission

Related Majors

Other majors you may also be interested in learning more about:

our people are the difference

Our professors have a passion for history and the MNU community. Seamlessly connecting literature, communication, culture and Christianity is foundational to the curriculum and the starting point for our faculty.

You Can Succeed Here

Pioneer alumni are working in industries and cities around the world. During their time at MNU, they developed the skills and knowledge to succeed. Transformed by Christ to serve others – that’s real success.